The Washington Post reports that on October 26th, the D.C. Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics may hold a public hearing in late October of the proposed Marriage Initiative of 2009.
10/06/09 NY Times:
[T]he [marriage-equality] measure, whose main author was Councilman David Catania, still faces obstacles. Last month, opponents of same-sex marriage filed a petition for a referendum on the subject. If approved by the Board of Elections and Ethics, the initiative would give city residents the chance to vote next year on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.