As a supporter of marriage equality for all people, I’m thrilled at the almost-unanimous vote of the DC City Council to recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed elsewhere.
As a supporter of marriage equality for all people and voting rights for the residents of DC (myself included,) I’m a little concerned about the response from the anti-marriage forces on the right.
Another protester, C.T. Riley, added: “This is not over. We are going to the Hill with this issue.”
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Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, who opposes gay marriage, said opponents are developing a “political and legal strategy” to block same-sex marriage in the District.
Does this imply that right wing activists are going to attempt to ignore the decision of the elected representatives of the District of Columbia by asking a body in which District residents have no representation to overrule the decision?
I look forward to discovering how this jives with the right’s opposition to pro-gay rulings from “unelected judges” and allegations that it’s the pro-gay rights community which is “usurping” the legacy of civil rights movement.