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The D.C. Council has approved to a measure that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation's capital to get divorced.

The bill allows the divorces even if the couple no longer lives in the District, provided they currently live in a jurisdiction that would not perform or recognize their divorce. 

Under current law, one member of the divorcing couple has to live in Washington for six months before starting divorce proceedings.

The city began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in March 2010. The bill now goes to Mayor Vincent Gray for his signature.

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