Nine Republicans try pushing D.C. marriage law to popular vote

Nine Republican senators introduced a bill Tuesday calling for a popular vote of the gay marriage law passed in the District of Columbia last December, according to DCist.com.
Marriage equality supports during the National Equality March in Washington D.C. last October. (Photo by Justin McCraw)
Marriage equality supporters during the National Equality March in Washington D.C. last October. (Photo by Justin McCraw)

WASHINGTON D.C. — Nine Republican senators introduced a bill Tuesday calling for a popular vote of the gay marriage law passed in the District of Columbia last December, according to DCist.com.

Senators, backed by the National Organization for Marriage, hope to postpone planned same-sex marriages in D.C., which would otherwise begin mid-March following a congressional review.

The Senate bill is modeled after Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-Utah) House bill, which is co-sponsored by one other senator, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), according to DCAgenda.com. Both bills would require voter approval before making same-sex marriage law.

Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said both bills would likely fail in committee under majority Democratic leadership, DCAgenda.com stated.

For more information, read the article by DCAgenda.com.

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