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    DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    "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."

    DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage - Yahoo! News
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    I would expect nothing less from the capital.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I would expect nothing less from the capital.
    The article states Congress is reluctant to interfere with it, but I am not sure it can pass a referendum should it get that far.

    Still, it is a sign of the times regarding legislation.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    it's a nice step forward. nice to see this.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    I'm not even concerned that GM is being shot down in other areas. As long as a few States have it for now, that is a great first step. It will provide a working model for other States that have fears or are simply on the fence to show them that households with gay partnerships are as normal and functional as heterosexual setups.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Good on 'em.

    I'm curious to see if the Catholic Church is going to follow through on their threat to stop offering social services there.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Attorney Cleta Mitchell said that after Fenty signs the bill and it goes to Congress, the group will ask a district elections board to put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to overturn it. She said in a statement before the vote that the law is a "decision for the people, not a dozen people at city hall."


    Absolutely right.

    If the people vote it in, no problem but circumventing the people is the only way this has passed any state so far.
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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Attorney Cleta Mitchell said that after Fenty signs the bill and it goes to Congress, the group will ask a district elections board to put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to overturn it. She said in a statement before the vote that the law is a "decision for the people, not a dozen people at city hall."


    Absolutely right.

    If the people vote it in, no problem but circumventing the people is the only way this has passed any state so far.
    No one was circumvented. There are three branches of government and one was exercised. The other two have the right to weigh in now if they want.

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    I'm sure Bonney Fwank is thrilled......

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    Re: DC City Council votes to legalize gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    No one was circumvented. There are three branches of government and one was exercised. The other two have the right to weigh in now if they want.
    Actually that is incorrect.

    The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics on Tuesday denied a petition to put a ballot initiative before city voters that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

    D.C. vote on gay marriage denied - Washington Times

    See gay marriage supporters can't win with the people voting on the issue so they circumvent the people.
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