Gay Couples Apply To Wed in Guam After Marriage Equality Passes

Gay couples have begun applying for marriage licences in Guam after it became the first US territory to recognize marriage equality.
Couples lined up early on Tuesday morning at the Office of Vital Statistics, where marriage licences were issued.
Among them were Loretta M Pangelinan and Kathleen M Aguero.
The couple sued Guam’s government in April after a registrar denied them a marriage licence because the territory’s law defines marriage as between two people of the opposite sex.
The couple based their lawsuit on a 9th US circuit court of appeals decision in favor of same-sex marriage.
The US district court of Guam falls under the 9th circuit.
The US supreme court is preparing to issue its decision on the constitutionality of gay marriage this month.