D.C. City Council Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

D.C. City Council Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Two weeks after the Washington, D.C. City Council refused to allow a ballot initiative that would put the definition of marriage in Washington up for popular vote, the D.C. Council gave the first vote of approval for new legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.  The bill passed with an 11-2 vote and is scheduled for a final vote on December 15,

The bill passes under a shroud of controversy surrounding the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington’s adamant and outspoken opposition to the legislation. It rightly views the bill as a threat to its religious freedom and has threatened to discontinue social service programs in the area if the legislation is not changed. The church currently provides adoption, homelessness and health care services in conjunction with the government, but is fearful the bill could force them to hire homosexual employees and provide benefits to same-sex couples.

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    Posted at 13:40h, 15 December

    […] Same-Sex Marriage on December 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm The Washington D.C. City Council voted to legalize same-sex marriage today by an 11-2 margin. Mayor Adrian Fenty has already promised to sign the bill, at which time it […]

  • joepublicva
    Posted at 16:25h, 15 December

    There a number of things wrong w/ taking the country in this directions of having special legislation for behavior choices….1) trying to define w/ any degree of consitency what the behavior is; underneath it all, its an individual choice to practice what is considered to most, deviant behavior that manifested itself out of quilty sexual desires. 2) The means and the right of parents to protect or guard their own children against acts deemed harmful or not appropriate (even in heterosexual displays of affection; Parents in this modern age have enough on their plates. 3) Its a slippery slope….which means any and all personal pleasures can be legislated and force upon any of us. In conclusion: u make a choice, u live w/ it. Don’t make me live w/ it. An in-kind, I wont make u live w/ my choices.

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