Couples celebrate as DC resumes issuing marriage licenses as shutdown continues

WASHINGTON — Couples are again able to get married in the District.

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed emergency legislation Friday giving her the authority to issue marriage licenses during the partial federal government shutdown. D.C.’s courts had decided issuing the licenses was not essential.

Caitlin Walters said she and her fiancé, Kirk Kasa, both from New York City, were “really relieved and excited” that the issue was resolved before their Feb. 2 wedding in D.C.

“We went to Catholic University,” Walters said. “We’re doing our ceremony on campus actually, so

it was very important to us.” Sh…

Original published: 2019-01-11 19:57:57 Read the full Washington News here


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