Gay marriage bill takes effect in nation's capital

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090707/ap_on_re_us/us_gay_marriage
  • jasonrme

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    Jul 07, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    This is awesome news.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 07, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    Calm yourselves. You still need to take the bus to Connecticut.
  • jarhead5536

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    Jul 07, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    DC has no local autonomy. Can't Congress overturn any decision by the City Council, or do they just withold funding for things they don't like?
  • DCEric

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    Jul 07, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidDC has no local autonomy. Can't Congress overturn any decision by the City Council, or do they just withold funding for things they don't like?

    Yes to both, but with Congress in the control of the Democrats, nothing made it to a vote to block recognition of same sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
    /DC has some autonomy, but not much. That was granted in the 70s.
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    Jul 08, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    This is awesome.

    I wonder how long it will be before Alabama recognizes same sex marriage?

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