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D.C. legalizes marriage

Timothy Kincaid

December 15th, 2009

Following up on their vote of two weeks ago, the City Council for Washington, DC, has taken the second and final step in enacting marriage equality in the nation’s capital. (AP)

The Washington, D.C., City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage in the nation’s capital, handing supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats in Maine, New York and New Jersey.

Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill, which passed 11-2, and gay couples could begin marrying as early as March. Congress, which has final say over Washington’s laws, could reject it, but Democratic leaders have suggested they are reluctant to do so.

Congress will have 30 days after Mayor Fenty signs the bill to reject it. Otherwise the District of Colombia will join Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Connecticut in allowing same-sex marriages at some point early in 2010.

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Jon Trouten
December 15th, 2009 | LINK

“Otherwise the District of Colombia will join Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut in allowing same-sex marriages at some point early in 2010.”

Don’t forget Iowa…

echoecho
December 15th, 2009 | LINK

And Iowa!

Timothy Kincaid
December 15th, 2009 | LINK

thanks, guys. fixed now

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