As the Washington Post reports, the D.C. Elections Board today ruled, "for the third time this year, that a proposed referendum on whether the city should legalize same-sex marriage cannot move forward."
01/27/10 Washington Post's D.C. Wire (opening paragraphs):
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics is holding another hearing today to decide whether same-sex marriage opponents can hold an referendum to overturn the D.C. Council bill legalizing those marriages.
The hearing marks the third time this year that elections board has been called on to decide whether voters should have a chance to weigh in on the same-sex marriage. In the two previous rulings, the board determined that a referendum or initiative would violate the Human Rights Act, which is designed to protect gay men and lesbians and other minority groups from discrimination.