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April 8, 2009

D.C. council votes to recognize other states' same-sex marriages, setting up possible showdown with Congress

The Washington, D.C., city council voted unanimously to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, apparently a step toward eventually allowing such marriages to be celebrated in the District.  According to the Washington Post,

The vote in the District was preliminary. Lawmakers expect a final one May 5. The District already allows domestic partnerships, and its decision was the first step in a looming battle for the city's gay marriage bill. That measure is expected to be introduced in the council soon and undoubtedly will pit the city against opponents in Congress, which has the final say in the District's legislative matters.

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