D.C. to recognize same-sex marriages

Posted on 07 Apr 2009 at 12:06pm

As gays and lesbians around the country are celebrating back-to-back wins on marriage equality in Iowa last week and Vermont today, The Washington Post is reporting that the D.C. Council today voted to start recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states.

D.C. already recognized domestic partnerships.

The initial vote was 12-0. The council is expected to take a final vote next month.

But, as the Post reported, the move sets the D.C. Council up not just for future debate over legalizing same-sex marriages in the district, but also for a showdown with Congress, which approves the city’s laws under Home rule.

Read the Post’s full report here.

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