Couples - both gay and straight - flocked to D.C. Superior Court on this Valentine's Day to say "I do."
About every half hour another couple was married .
Michael and Justine Cantilo, two Navy lieutenants who met at the Pentagon were going to get married in January, but they said they had an opening on Valentines Day so they decided to wait for today.
Eric and Nicole Brooks met two years ago on a Metrobus. They got married today.
With all these weddings and others coming in to apply for future dates, the courthouse was a busy place
Among those getting married were gay couples from Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Princess Calloway and Jennifer Caurish said they couldn't get married in Virginia and a civil union isn't the same as marriage, so they came to D.C.
Michael Lausterer and Stephen Jarvis came from Pennsylvania and they said it just worked out that they could do it on Valentine's Day.
And while some say it's the most romantic day of the year, for many there's a very practical reason for getting married on Valentines Day: you don't forget your anniversary.