Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Washington DC Council approves same-sex marriage bill 11-2
According to a story by Tim Craig in The Washington Post today (Dec. 1) the Washington DC City Council has voted to approve same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. The bill will go to Mayor Adrian Fenty, who has said he will sign it. It then must survive a “Congressional review period” (30 days). The link for the story online is here. It's interesting to ponder all this in relation to the DC Home Rule debates of the 1960s.
The print version of the Washington Post has a Metro story by Michelle Boorstein, “Archbishop takes a reluctant turn in the spotlight, about Donald W. Wuerl. The story discusses his “use” of Catholic Charities as a “bargaining chip” in the negotiations.
The New York State sendate defeated its gay marriage bill today 38-24.