Apr 09, 2009

District of Columbia Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Other States

Seemingly out of the blue, the District of Columbia City Council, D.C.'s governing body, voted unanimously on Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. This doesn't necessarily mean it's going to happen -- the vote isn't final, and once it is it has to go to the mayor for approval and then to the U.S. Congress for a legislative review and vote, according to this CNN story. But it's a big step forward for D.C. and another positive development in the march toward marriage equality.