Today the District of Columbia voted to recognize those same-sex marriages that are performed where legal. (WJLA)
An amendment that would recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of the District of Columbia has been unanimously approved by the D.C. Council, the office of At-Large Councilman David Catania confirmed to ABC 7 News Tuesday.
Although this bill does not allow for the recognition of marriages within the District, Catania plans a bill for later this spring or summer.
The D.C. Council does not have full authority over the laws of the nation’s capital. Congress can, and often does, interfere and block legislation that would impact the residents of Washington. The reaction to the decision made by the Council may well give us a predictor about the success of future efforts to overturn DOMA.