Friday, October 9, 2009

Public hearing of District of Columbia' s proposed marriage equality legislation may coincide with public hearing of Marriage Initiative

10/09/09 Washington Post:

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.

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