Tuesday, July 7, 2009

DC Gay Marriage Law Takes Effect Today

At 12:01 a.m. the District of Columbia began recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The controversial law was passed in May and faced opposition from the city's religious leaders and accused stalker, DC City Council member Marion Barry.

Tuesday's Washington Post features a Q & A to help DC's LGBT community sort it all out.

In a related story, Maryland's governor, Martin O'Malley said on radio station WTOP's "Ask The Governor" that he is open to following the district's example.

"I think that it's very difficult to deny equal rights to people when it comes to rights that are disbursed by a government rather than a faith or a church. If the person has these rights under another state, I think we're sort of pressed to deny those rights. So, yes, we probably should respect those rights."

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