The DC City Council just voted 11-2 to legalize same-sex marriage.
The council had previously voted in favor of this measure; today’s vote was the final hurdle that legislation needed to clear in order to pass.
Now the bill heads to the desk of Mayor Adrian Fenty, who has already said he will sign it into law.
After that there will be a 30-day Congressional review period–once that has passed, the measure will officially become law.
Our nation’s capital joins NH, CT, VT, MA, and IA in legalizing same-sex marriage.
Here’s another pic I took myself–it’s by an unknown artist in DC’s U Street neighborhood:
Washington, DC’s city council just voted 11-2 to legalize same-sex marriage. DC previously established civil unions and voted to recognized same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Our nation’s capital now joins NH, CT, VT, MA, and IA in legalizing same-sex marriage.
The measure still has to pass another vote and be signed into law by Mayor Adrian Fenty, steps that are widely considered to be foregone conclusions.
A lot has been said about Saturday’s right-wing march on Washington. Personally, though, I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves.
First up are screenshots from the website that put together Saturday’s protest. They show all of the right-wing groups who helped organize, bankroll and publicize the event.
As much as the right complains about being accused of astroturfing, they certainly don’t go to any length to hide the veritable who’s who of the conservative movement that assembled Saturday’s event: