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D.C. Marks Anniversary Of Gay Marriage Law

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It was a low-key affair at the Covenant Baptist Church. Just a handful of council members and activists from the gay community on hand for a few words and speeches.

The quiet ceremony was, perhaps, fitting for a law that at the time of its passing garnered a lot of controversy, but has since faded into the background.

"Frankly, you don't hear people talk about it much anymore," Gray says. "It's an inherent part of how we do business in the District of Columbia."

Gray admitted his support for the law caused him to lose a couple of friends, but he says he's glad the District did the right thing and became one of the first jurisdictions to approve same-sex marriages.

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