The following stories are kind of a big deal.
DC COUNCIL: RECOGNIZE OTHER STATES' GAY MARRIAGES
Yesterday we told you about a Change.org list that had the District No. 5 among areas it thought could be next to pass a same-sex marriage bill. On Tuesday, D.C. Council took a step in that direction by voting to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. Lawmakers said Tuesday's unanimous vote moves the city closer to eventually allowing same-sex marriages to be performed in the nation's capital. (NBCWashington.com)
PRINCE GEORGE'S SAYS NO UNITED STADIUM STUDY
The Prince George's County Council voted today to oppose legislation that would authorize the state to study construction of a professional soccer stadium, likely killing D.C. United's planned move to the county. Del. Doyle L. Niemann (D-Prince George's), said that the council's lack of support "guarantees a quick and final death" for the study bill. (Washington Post)
FAA ISN'T A FAN OF THE MILE-HIGH CLUB
A judge says a commercial helicopter pilot videotaped in a sex act while flying over San Diego committed gross negligence and cannot have his license back. National Transportation Safety Board administrative law Judge William R. Mullins upheld a Federal Aviation Administration order revoking the license of David Martz after a hearing Tuesday. (MSNBC)
FISHERMEN GET RARE DINING EXPERIENCE
Fishermen in the Philippines accidentally caught and later ate a megamouth shark, one of the rarest fishes in the world with only 40 others recorded to have been encountered, the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday.
The 1,100-pound 13-foot megamouth died while struggling in the fishermen's net on March 30 off Burias island in the central Philippines. It was taken to nearby Donsol in Sorsogon province, where it was butchered and eaten, said Gregg Yan, spokesman for WWF-Philippines. (USA Today)