Hooray for our city council! Don't plan to get married, domestic partnership is what the two of us want for now, and we will get to keep it. This is a great thing, though, and I heartily support it.
Re Marion Barry. Don't hate on the old guy too much. In his day he was great for DC gays. Voted for him in 78 against a really anti-gay ticket. I don't have a lot of love for him, but I really think his constituents vote for him at least in part so he has a job. He's not well off financially and his pensions are pretty low. He has a lot of health problems too.
Re Congress overturning it. They have 30 days, and at this time of year with the Health bill and continuing appropriations, I don't think it will happen, but who can be sure. The Democratic leadership says they will not allow a veto bill to com up. Cross your fingers. I would be willing to bet that the right in Congress wil bring it up year after year!