DC City Council Approves Gay Marriage
It’s the first jurisdiction below the Mason-Dixon line to approve gay marriage, and the vote was 11-2. However, opponents say they’ll fight to overturn it by putting it to a referendum, or protesting to Congress, which has a month to review the measure.
The city already recognizes same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont. New Hampshire will begin allowing same-sex marriage early next year.
Republicans and conservative Democrats in the House, which oversees the District of Columbia’s budget, are considering a variety of legislative methods to block the bill, including adding a rider to future appropriations bills.
By putting it to a referendum, you allow the majority to vote on rights of a minority. Religious groups who protest Congress are interested in codifying their beliefs into law.Click here for reuse options!
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