Gay Marriages To Be Recognized In DC
The D.C. Council voted unanimously to recognize gay marriages performed in states where they are legal. This comes the same day that Vermont recognizes same-sex marriages and a week after legalization in Iowa.
“I think we’re going to look back at this week as a moment when our entire country turned a corner,” said Jennifer C. Pizer, national marriage project director for the advocacy group Lambda Legal. “Each time there’s an important step forward, it makes it easier for others to follow.”
But 43 states still prohibit gay marriage, and 29 states have constitutional amendments that define marriage as being between a man and a woman. The Family Research Council, a conservative anti-gay group, is trying to get in the way of completing this process. Peter Sprigg of the FRC wants to get Congress to oppose gay marriage in D.C. or launch a public referendum to renounce it. Thankfully, though, momentum is clearly on the side of those pushing for marriage equality.Click here for reuse options!
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