Tuesday, December 15, 2009
DC passes gay marriage in final vote, 11-2
The Washington DC City Council voted 11-2 to pass the same-sex marriage bill Tuesday Dec 15. It was the second of the two votes required to pass the bill. Mayor Fenty will sign it, and it has to pass a 30-day review in Congress, which most observers believe it will survive. The vote sounds like a needed Nationals win.
The NBCWashington (Channel 4) story by Matthew Stabley is here.
Former mayor Marion Barry voted no, as did Yvette Alexander.
Opponents, led by Rev. Jackson, still threaten litigation to force a referendum.