More great news — this time from our nation’s capitol.
The District of Columbia Council voted unanimously in favor of legislation recognizing same-sex marriages from other states as marriage in the District.
“This is the march towards human rights and equality,” said Council member David A. Catania, at-large independent. “It is not the march toward special rights…and that march is coming here.”
Council members voted 12-0 in favor of an amendment to a bill introduced by Phil Mendelson, at-large Democrat. Members also approved separate legislation that recognizes relationships that are similar to domestic partnerships in the District and have all “the rights and responsibilities of marriage” in another jurisdiction.
Another provision in the legislation allows the mayor to certify relationships that fall short of marriage as domestic partnerships in the District.