D.C. Council Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed Elsewhere

This is from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force press release issued April 7, 2009:

WASHINGTON, April 7 – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force applauds the D.C. Council for its unanimous vote today to recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions. A final vote on the measure is expected next month.

Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

“We commend the D.C. Council’s vote. It marks another step toward the full recognition of same-sex couples, their families and their lives. We urge the council to affirm today’s action during its final vote on the bill, and call upon Mayor Adrian Fenty to then sign this important legislation. It is our hope that Congress will ultimately respect the District of Columbia’s passage of a just measure that will provide fair recognition of our relationships.

“As someone who is legally married in California and resides in the District of Columbia, I am personally grateful to the D.C. Council for moving to do the right thing.”

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One Response

  1. same-sex marriages should be given legal status, for sexual orientation is a matter of personal choice.

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