Same-Sex Marriage in D.C. is Upheld

July 16, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — The D.C. Court of Appeals narrowly sustained same-sex marriage in the District in a 5 to 4 vote Thursday.  The nine judges were asked to determine whether the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics acted lawfully when it rejected an initiative by opponents of gay marriage to have the matter voted upon in a referendum. The D.C. Council approved same-sex marriage in December. A D.C. Superior Court judge upheld the board’s decision in January, and the bill became law in March.

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