D.C. Council Gives Final Passage to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Woo! From the Human Rights Campaign:

The D.C. Council voted today 11 to 2 to give final approval to the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009.  The vote recognizing same-sex marriage was the second in two weeks for the Council, which approved the bill in an initial vote on December 1, 2009 by the same margin.  Since last July, D.C. law has recognized marriages by same-sex couples from other jurisdictions, including foreign countries.  The new legislation would permit same-sex couples to marry in D.C. itself while ensuring that clergy and religious organizations would not be required to provide services, accommodations, facilities or goods for the solemnization of a same-sex marriage.

The legislation now goes to the desk of Mayor Fenty, who has said he will sign it.  The law would take effect at the conclusion of the Congressional review period, which lasts for 30 legislative days following the Mayor’s signature.

As a retrospective, here is a 1950s PSA about the roaming homosexuals:

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5 thoughts on “D.C. Council Gives Final Passage to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

  1. Zach

    I want to be offended by that video. But it’s just hard for me to view it as anything more than comical and quaint.

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