Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Good Friday....Well, Gay Good Friday...Well, Gay Marriage Good Friday

Today is an historic day for the nations, it's capital, and the LGBT community.

Mayor Adrian Fenty [aka Hottie McHot, or Call Me!] is expected to sign a bill that will grant marriage equality in the District of Columbia. And, in a bit of irony, and don't we love irony, Fenty will sign the legislation at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Northwest. This bill not only allows same-sex marriage in Washington DC, but it requires DC to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:45 AM, this morning, and gay couples could start marrying in Washington DC as early as March!

Still, as always, there are opponents to the bill, and Congress, which has final say over Washington's laws, has thirty days to reject the bill if they so choose. But Democratic Congressional leaders have suggested they are reluctant to do so.

So, congratulations DC City Council, for seeing through all the rhetoric and realizing that marriage equality is the future of this country. You've taken a bold step, and make all the haters and naysayers soon understand that this is how it will be in America.



Ultra Dave said...

If he is the mayor, I need to move! How sexy!

Dan said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that congress keeps away from this.

FDeF said...

One small step at a time. I can't wait to see the revenge of Catholic Church on the District...they've threatened to pull out from all government subsidized social services. Same gender marriage or homeless shelters and soup kitchens...DC, you can't have both. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Kyle said...

I was so happy Bob. It is very important that it requires DC to not only recognize same-sex marriages, but also those performed in other jurisdictions. That's a victory. Now Stan and I can finally travel there. ;)

Now Bob, let's hope Congress doesn't mettle. The word on the street is that they won't touch it. History shows most of the time Congress stays out of the districts personal business, but this is such a hot issue I'm not sure some freak won't try.

Larry Ohio said...

Greg and I would love to move to DC. This is just another incentive to get us there. We love DC.

Wonder Man said...

NOM is coming, I hope they can stop them

Mark in DE said...

Good news! Now let's hope NOM isn't able to make any inroads.