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DC Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU)
Metropolitan Police Department
Washington, DC 20036
Staffed by openly-GLBT members of the police department. Dedicated to serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities in the Washington Metropolitan area and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Mailing address: 300 Indiana Ave, NW; 5th Floor; Washington, DC 20001

DC Marriage License and Domestic Partnership Registry
DC Court
Washington, DC 20001
Relationship Registration
DC has had full legalization of both marriage and domestic partnerships for LGBT couples since March of 2010.

Gay Travel Information - DC's Official Site for Tourism and Conventions
DC Convention and Tourism Corporation
Washington, DC 20001
LGBT Vistors info from Official DC Tourism and Convention Site

Office of LGBT Affairs
Executive Office of the Mayor
Washington, DC 20004
A permanent, cabinet-level office within the Executive Office of the Mayor established by statute in 2006 to address the important concerns of the District's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Works in collaboration with an Advisory Committee, appointed by the Mayor, to define issues of concern to the LGBT community and find innovative ways of utilizing government resources to help address these issues.

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Maryland Government / Marriage and Divorce
Family Court
, MD
Relationship Registration
Maryland has had full marriage rights for LGBT couples since January 2013. Registration is done a each county's local Circuit Court Clerk. Visit your county website for specific info. (Divorce information can be found here:


Baltimore Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Task Force
Baltimore Mayor's Office
Baltimore, MD 21202
Established to improve communication between the Mayor, City Agencies and the GLBT community.


Gay and Lesbian Liaison Team (GLLT)
Arlington County Police Department
Arlington, VA
Mission is ''to improve the relationship between the [Arlington, VA] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community and the Police Department.'' Attend community events, vist gay businesses seeking support, tailored saftey training, recruiting, collect crim stats, & assist GLBT citizens with investigations.

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