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Of all the romantic locales in the world, or in the District of Columbia even, the John A. Wilson Building does not approach the top of LL’s personal list.

But it was good enough today for D.C. residents Andrew Hertzberg and Andy Rollman.

During this morning’s D.C. Council hearing on the same-sex marriage bill, Hertzberg, 49, proposed to Rollman while before the dais at the close of his testimony. Rollman accepted.

Why pick the council chamber? Says Hertzberg: “This is such important legislation and such an important forum.”

Rollman, 47, says the proposal didn’t come as a complete surprise. “He told me he was going to do something as a surprise at the end,” he says. “I was hoping this was it.”