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WASHINGTON (AP) Supporters are planning a party to celebrate same-sex marriage becoming law in Washington.

D.C. lawmakers passed a bill allowing the marriages in December, but because the city is federally controlled it didn't go into effect immediately. Tuesday is the last day of a 30-day review period where law could be rejected by Congress.

D.C.'s representative in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, is planning a party Tuesday evening at her office in the Rayburn House Office Building. The city's mayor and city council chairman are among the invited guests.

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington has been invited to perform.

Wednesday will be the first day same-sex couples can apply for a license to wed.

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