Lots of People Getting Married

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The D.C. Superior Court has already issued more than 2,000 marriage licenses this year, setting a pace that could generate new records in the city for licenses per year. At this rate, D.C. could issue up to four times as many marriage licenses in 2010 than they did last year.

The increase in marriage licenses is due in part to same-sex marriages being legal in the District for about two months now. D.C. Superior Court does not break down the numbers of how many were same-sex or opposite-sex applications, but 2,082 applications completed since the March 3 action allowing same-sex marriages was passed.

“To put that in perspective,” Judge William Jackson told WTOP. “All of last year was about 3,000.”

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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