Monday, November 30, 2009

DC City Council Set to Vote on Same Sex Marriage Tuesday

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The DC City Counsel is set to vote on the District's proposed same-sex marriage legislation tomorrow. Despite heavy opposition from city church leaders, particularly the Catholic church, which has threatened to end its Catholic Charities services over the issue, the council will move forward with the vote. The 10-2 pro-equality majority is expected to approve the legislation which will recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and allow gay and lesbian couples to marry on DC, without a residency requirement.

Congress does have the power to intervene and overturn DC laws, however there has been no interest in doing so on Capital Hill.

Read more at OnTop.
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