DC Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

DC Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

The District of Columbia  Council voted today to recognize same-sex marriages conducted in U.S. states that permit them.

Councilman Marion Barry voted for the measure on the first ballot, against it on the second. Perhaps that puzzling action indicates approval of marriages between bisexuals.

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, and Massachusetts.  Four more states (Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York) are expected to permit same-sex marriages within the next year. Several more states recognize cetain legal aspects of same-sex unions.



Image (The Wedding Couple, after Abbott Handerson Thayer and Richard E. Miller) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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One Response to “DC Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage”

  1. Burgers and Bedfellows « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] Council passed a law mandating DC recognition of gay marriages performed in other states and countries, with Mr. Barry casting the lone dissenting vote. Mr. […]

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