Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Washington D.C. Legalizes Gay Marriage!

The Washington D.C. city council has finalized a bill legalizing same-sex marriage by a vote of 11-2. The two councilmembers who opposed the measure were Marion Barry, and Yvette Alexander.

The bill now goes to Mayor Adrian Fenty who has promised to sign the bill into law. Following that congress has 30 days to veto the bill, but the Democratic majority is likely not to interfere with the districts ruling.

Washington D.C. joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Vermont in affirming their LGBT residents right to marriage.

13 comments:

Andrewrey said...

One state at a time....Keep the train a chuggin! Congratulations DC!

theczech said...

Holla!

Quinn said...

It is nice to finally see a vote go our way for a change.

baen fmous said...

ok...another state.

pretzelboy said...

That's fantastic news! I think that it's especially good news because the decision was made by (a very large majority) in a legislative body rather than by a court.

Queers United said...

My concern is that the victory will be short lived. I don't see any way for this not to go on a referendum before the people, who will vote it down.

Anonymous said...

Even if it does DC is quite liberal! The only republicans in DC are in the house and senate! LOL

It's Pretty Dark in Here... said...

WOOO HOOO!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Even if it does go to a referendum, it's still one small victory at a time when we really need some good news for a change. Sure wish some of that progressive thinking would spread to us in Texas!

Anonymous said...

Yeah D.C, we need to have the other states follow suit that haven't.

Just in time for my partner to leave me after 13 years and find 2 new girlfriends b4 going trans.

Hopefully others won't feel like it passed them by. Don't wait, anything can happen.

Heather said...

Sooo hoping for the best for Washington... we just suffered a low blow here in Maine!

bridgeout said...

YEAH for DC! WOOT!

Anonymous said...

Marion Barry opposed it?! What -- not enough cocaine and whores involved for his liking?

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