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And the world didn't come to an end. . .

. . . no rioting in the streets, no Supreme Court stay at the last minute.  In fact, it was mildly difficult to find an online mention of the fact that today, the District of Columbia began taking applications for marriage licenses for same sex couples.  Apparently, there's a 72 waiting period to process the applications and issue the licenses, so the first ceremonies won't take place until next week, but the new law went into effect today, without fuss or (much) ceremony.  I find that. . . somewhat satisfying, actually. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/03/AR2010030300654.html?wprss=rss_metro

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tricksterquinn
Mar. 3rd, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
I find that DEEPLY satisfying, myself.
lawrence520
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Ayup!
amenirdis
Mar. 4th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Not with a bang, but a whimper. A good, good thing, actually. I didn't see any pictures of people protesting it, either.
lawrence520
Mar. 4th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Nope - a request to the Supreme Court to block implementation, and a polite declining by the Court to do so. There's apparently some noise about calling for a ballot referendum on the issue, even after the law has gone into effect, but given the relative quiet, I doubt that will go too far. *knocks on wood*
amenirdis
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Very strange. Almost surreal. But I suppose there are other things that make better press. It's becoming less of a story, which is all to the good. After all, it's taken ten years....
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