D.C. Expected to Legalize Gay Marriage
Posted on Oct 6, 2009
The nation’s capital is likely to approve a law legalizing gay marriage, much to the chagrin of the less tolerant politicians who work there. The city’s congressional overlords have the power to overturn the measure, but even opponents of gay marriage don’t expect that to happen.
If the proposed law passes, D.C. will join Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont in allowing gay marriage. The District currently recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states and allows same-sex couples to register as domestic partners with enumerated rights on par with marriage. —PS
New York Times:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, said he did not believe his fellow opponents of same-sex marriage would be able to block the city’s measure legalizing it.
“Given the other issues Congress is focused on, such as health care, it hasn’t got much attention,” said Representative Chaffetz, the ranking member of the House subcommittee that oversees the District. “You couple that with the Democrats’ stranglehold on House rules, and the minority is left out of the legislative process.”
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