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Gay-Marriage Opponents Ask Supreme Court To Block D.C. Law

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By Rebecca Blatt

Opponents of gay marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on the D.C.'s new law allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Court papers filed with Chief Justice John Roberts argue that Washington residents should be able to vote on same-sex marriage. Local courts have rejected those arguments. But gay marriage opponents have vowed to continue their opposition.

The new law is set to go into effect on Wednesday if Congress does not intervene. Congress has 30 days to review D.C. laws before they go into effect.

Wednesday would be the first day same-sex couples could apply for marriage licenses. Couples would have to wait three full business days for their licenses before exchanging vows. The first weddings would be March 8th.

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