Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on marriage equality in the District of Columbia:
"Today marks a historic chapter in the advancement toward equality, fairness and the protections that marriage affords for all families. As we welcome marriage equality to our nation's capital, I reiterate my longstanding commitment to home rule for the District of Columbia.
"Today, the District joins other states in leading the nation in ensuring fundamental civil rights. This is a joyous moment that history will forever remember as progress."