Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Breaking News: D.C. City Council Votes to Recognize Marriages

The D.C. City Council has voted, 12-to-1, in favor of recognizing lesbian and gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The Council's vote means that the nation's capital will recognize marriages performed in Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut and Vermont . . . assuming that Congress, which has the authority to intervene in matters of city law, does not exercise its right to do so.

(The Council's lone, dissenting vote came from Council Member [and former mayor] Marion Barry, who ignited an intense debate in the nation's capital following his recent appearance at an anti-marriage rally.)

For more information on today's vote, visit The Washington Blade online.

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