DC Gay Marriage In Trouble? Chaffetz "Own Guy" Despite Pro-Gay Ties & Petition To Save Gay Marriage in DC

  • metta

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    Dec 23, 2009 10:07 AM GMT
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    Jason Chaffetz is the ranking Republican on the House committee that oversees the District of Columbia and has authority to veto any D.C. law within 30 days of its enactment — including the marriage equality ordinance, passed by the city council and signed by Mayor Adrian Fenty last week.
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    http://www.advocate.com//News/Daily_News/2009/12/22/Chaffetz_Own_Guy_Despite_Pro-Gay_Ties/


    Petition To Save Gay Marriage In DC
    http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/save_dcmarriage/
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    Dec 23, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    The article makes it sound like one man can block the law. That is not the case. Here's what the DC goverment website says about the Congressional Review:

    During this 30-day period of congressional review, the Congress may enact into law a joint resolution disapproving the Council's Act. If, during the 30-day period, the President of the United States approves the joint resolution, the Council's Act is prevented from becoming law. If, however, upon the expiration of the 30-day congressional review period, no joint resolution disapproving the Council's Act has been approved by the President, the Bill finally becomes a Law and is assigned a law number.


    So this guy may be able to get some press, make a name for himself with the social conservatives, but that's about it.