An African-American couple; an African-American minister. Two words: must-see. Money vow:

"You are my friend, my partner, my love," Young, 47, told Townsend, 41. "I will love you today, tomorrow and forever."

Yes, I cried. You try not to.

DC, by the way, has the highest percentage of same-sex couples of any of the states that now allow us civil equality.

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