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Wedding 50

The Gazette Silver Spring residents and members from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, Cindy Scharf (left) holds hands with Olivia Pickett (right) as they get married at the Universalist Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. Officiating the ceremony is Fairfax Station, Va. resident Reverend Liz Lerner Maclay of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. The ceremony took place along with 9 other same-sex ceremonies set 30 minutes apart on Tuesday evening of last week. The marriages are recognized in Maryland following the state's decision to recognize gay marraiges performed in other jurisdictions.