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Marriage Bill to be Presented in D.C. Next Tuesday

Timothy Kincaid

October 1st, 2009


A Washington, D.C., councilman says he’ll introduce a bill next week to allow same-sex couples to wed.

D.C. Councilman David Catania says he plans to introduce the bill Tuesday.

Same-sex marriages performed in states that allow them are already recognized in the District, but the proposed law would let couples marry there regardless of gender.

The bill is expected to pass easily with near-unanimous support. Then it will be up to Congress to decide whether the District of Columbia should be allowed to determine marriage laws for its own residents.

If the “recognize marriage” bill passed earlier this year is an indicator, Congress may find that other things are much more deserving of its attention than marriage in the District.



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