Tag Archives: David Catania

NOM Goes After DC Marriage Architect

NOM is opposing the reelection of openly gay Washington DC City Councilman David Catania, who authored the bill that legalized same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital. Via Metro Weekly: NOM is supporting Rev. Anthony J. Motley for the 2010 City Council election to de-seat gay Councilmember David Catania (At-Large), author of the bill that made marriage equality a reality in ...

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DC’s First Licensed Gay Couple

HRC Back Story reports that Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend, a couple for 13 years, were first in line to get their marriage license in Washington, DC this morning. Marriages commence in three business days. DC Councilman David Catania, the sponsor of the bill, will be on hand all day to give out cupcakes to the couples in line. Congratulations ...

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DC Mayor Adrian Fenty Signs Marriage Equality Bill (In A Church!)

Moments ago, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the city’s historic marriage equality bill. Above, Fenty hands openly gay City Councilman David Catania the pen used to sign the bill Catania sponsored. In a raucous signing ceremony at a northwest Washington church, Mayor Fenty officially legalized same-sex marriage in the District, distributing ceremonial pens among the Council members standing behind ...

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Tweet Of The Day

From NOM’s site: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) released the following statement today in response to the D.C. Council’s passage of a same-sex marriage bill: “The people of D.C. have a right, guaranteed by the charter, which is D.C.’s constitution, to vote to protect marriage. Politicians on the city council are acting as if they have the right through ...

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DC Approves Same-Sex Marriage

UPDATE: DC marriage approved by 11-2! The bill now goes to Mayor Fenty for his promised immediate signature. Congratulations to all and BIG thanks to out gay Councilman David Catania. The Washington DC City Council will make its final vote legalizing same-sex marriage at any minute. Watch live here. Photo via Chris Geidner @ Twitter.

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PhoboQuotable – Star Parker

“According to DC’s HIV/AIDS office, three percent of the local population has HIV or AIDS. The Administrator of this office notes that this HIV/AIDS incidence is “…higher than West Africa…on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.” And the principal way that HIV is transmitted continues to be through male homosexual activity. Amidst this dismal picture, the DC City ...

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Marriage Bill Passes DC Committee

HRC Back Story reports that Washington DC’s marriage equality bill has just passed in committee by a vote of 4-1. The bill now goes to the full DC city council on December 1st for an initial vote before final passage, which is expected to take place before the end of the year. Go DC!

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NOM’s Brian Brown Vs. Openly Gay DC Councilman David Catania

Via MetroWeekly’s YouTube channel: Brown argues that heterosexual marriage is a rare ”human good” while gay and lesbian unions are not the same, and that heterosexuals are best for children. Then he insinuates that he and others with such hetero-is-best beliefs are victims of unfair ”bigot’ labeling. Later, after extensive review of his organization’s funding and the questionable behavior of ...

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DC Marriage Bill Introduced

Openly gay DC City Council member David Catania today introduced his marriage equality bill, which will considered for a vote later this month. Catania’s bill would eliminate the city’s domestic partners registration effective January 2011. (Via – MetroWeekly)

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DC Marriage Bill Coming Next Week

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington DC will be introduced on Tuesday by openly gay city council member David Catania. After months of buildup, D.C. Council member David A. Catania (I-At large) announced Wednesday evening he would introduce his proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in the District at Tuesday’s council meeting. Catania made his announcement before 150 gay ...

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Marriage Equality In DC “Assured”

The Washington DC City Council is poised to introduce its marriage equality bill later this month with an “assured majority” of council members as co-sponsors. [Openly gay] D.C. City Council member David Catania (I-At Large) is expected to introduce a bill to allow same-sex marriages to be performed in the District before month’s end, according to sources familiar with Catania’s ...

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Crackbarry: Homo Set Me Up!

DC City Councilman Marion “Crack” Barry says he’s being investigated for ethics violations in retribution for campaigning against marriage equality. Via Gay Politics: Washington, D.C. City Councilman Marion Barry is accusing his openly gay colleague, David Catania, of targeting him on unrelated ethics questions because Barry refused to support a measure that resulted in the District government recognizing legally-married same-sex ...

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