Thursday, October 01, 2009

D.C. Councilman David Catania to introduce a bill next week legalizing same-sex marriage

Will the District of Columbia be the next battleground in the debate over marriage equality in the United States?

NBC reports:
D.C. Councilman David Catania said he will introduce a bill next week legalizing same-sex marriage. Standing before 200 or so activists from the city's gay and lesbian community, Catania, the District's first openly gay councilman, told the crowd he is ready to introduce his long-awaited same-sex marriage bill. With nine co-sponsors lined up, there is little doubt the measure will be approved by the 13-member council. But all laws in the District are subject to congressional review, and federal lawmakers have intervened in local affairs. READ MORE