Same-Sex Couple Is First Couple to Marry at Occupy DC

Marina Brown and Laura Potter, two long-time members of the Occupy DC encampment, tied the knot under a statue of General James McPherson in front of a crowd of about 30 fellow occupiers and attendees on Saturday. The couple, who has been together 15 years, was “the first couple (and, inherently, the first same-sex couple) to be married at Occupy DC.” The ceremony was officiated by Presbyterian Minister Brian Merritt, a gay marriage advocate who has officiated over eight same-sex weddings since same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington, DC. Occupiers in Zuccotti Park, New York hosted the movement’s first same-sex wedding in November.

Fatima Najiy