The D.C. City Council made national news Tuesday by voting, unanimously, to recognize the same-sex marriages of couples performed in other states, such as, say, Vermont, the legislature of which overrode a gubernatorial veto on the same day to legalize gay marriage. This was not a coincidence.
D.C. Councilman and "known gay" David Catania and Vermont Senate President Pro-Tem Peter Shumlin had been planning this partnered move for a couple of weeks, according to the Washington Post.
D.C. Council member David A. Catania and Peter Shumlin, president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate, met at Sarducci's restaurant in Montpelier two weeks ago and discussed gay marriage legislation in their jurisdictions ... The two men have been talking about pushing gay marriage since they met seven years ago.
But members of the D.C. City Council, unlike those of the Vermont State government, are slaves, and must get all of their little children's laws approved by the very competent legislators in the United States Congress. D.C.'s fake congresswoman, however, says that this should not be a problem with regards to the gay thing.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said she does not see the measure passed Tuesday being derailed in a Democratic-controlled Congress.
Norton's opinion comes despite conservatives' recent success in attaching a provision to the D.C. voting rights bill that would limit the city's gun regulations. Social conservatives who might push against the marriage proposal, Norton said, have far less influence with Democrats in Congress than the NRA, which pushed Democrats from rural districts on the gun amendment for the D.C. vote bill.