Washington, D.C. marriage equality law takes effect

The World

Later this morning, Washington, D.C.’s marriage equality law goes into effect, allowing the city’s gay and lesbian citizens to legally apply for marriage licenses. Some officials expect as many as 200 people to decend on City Hall to apply. In the political battle leading up to passing the local legislation, some interesting alliances were formed.

Gay rights activist Michael Crawford joins us on this historic day and tells us about how reaching out to D.C.’s African-American communities paid off in getting this law passed.

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