Tag Archives: Marion Barry

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Controversial former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry died today at the age of 78. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Barry. According to the statement, he died at the United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, after having been released from Howard University Hospital Saturday. Natalie Williams, a United Medical Center spokeswoman, ...

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DC Hate Crimes Rise In Wards Repped By Anti-Marriage Council Members

Washington DC has seen 36 hate crimes so far in 2009, about the same as in each of the last two years. All but one of those hate crimes has been about sexual orientation. But check out this bit of damning news: Numbers can be debated. But one number can not: the rise in sexual orientation hate crimes in Wards ...

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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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The Saga Of Marion & Donna

Washington City Paper has somehow obtained voicemails exchanged by defender of marriage and “moral politician” Marion Barry and not-his-wife Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. Over the weekend Barry was arrested for stalking Donna, although he told police that he “just didn’t realize” that it was her car he was following through a city park. The most amusing of the voicemails reveals that Barry ...

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Crackbarry: I Was Behind Her Accidentally

Former DC mayor Marion “Crack” Barry now claims that he didn’t realize he was following his girlfriend in traffic when she called 911 to report that he was stalking her. At a news conference Monday, attorney Frederick Cooke said Barry vehemently denies the allegation by Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, who said the city councilman wouldn’t leave her alone. Barry stood behind Cooke ...

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Defender Of Marriage Marion Barry Arrested AGAIN, Charged With Stalking

Marion Barry, the noble defender of marriage who recently joined with Bishop Harry Jackson to fight DC’s same-sex marriage recognition bill, has been arrested for the 87th (or so) time. D.C. Council member Marion Barry was arrested last night and charged with stalking a woman after the woman reported that Barry was “bothering her” as the two traveled in separate ...

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At Yesterday’s DC Marriage Hearing

Marion Barry makes his deluded case. And then after the vote, all the crazies start shouting. (Via – Washington Blade)UPDATE: More screaming!

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Marion Barry Warns Of “Civil War” Over Same-Sex Marriage

After accidentally voting FOR marriage equality today, then calling for a second vote because he wasn’t paying attention, former DC mayor and current City Councilman Marion Barry said that a “civil war” may erupt in the nation’s capitol over same-sex marriage. Pandemonium ensued in the council’s building after the vote and police and security had to removing screaming evangelicals. “All ...

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DC Votes 12-1 To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages, Marion Barry Loses Mind Again

Marion “I am a moral crack whore” Barry was the only dissenting vote today as the Washington DC City Council voted 12-1 to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Barry initially voted for the bill, but asked for an immediate re-vote saying he didn’t know what he had just voted on. He then voted ‘no’. PUT DOWN THE PIPE, ...

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Four Times Married Ex-Con Drunk Driving Tax Evader Calls Gay Marriage Immoral

(Via – Right Wing Watch)

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“Bitch Set Me Up!”….

…said then-DC Mayor Marion Barry in 1990 about the prostitute who led him into a crack cocaine sting, which lead to a six-month stint in a federal prison. Three income tax evasion investigations, a DWI arrest, and four wives later, the current DC Councilman Marion Barry felt no fucking shame in joining the NOM crowd today to lead chants about ...

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Marion Barry Endorses Gay Marriage

Former mayor and current Washington DC City Councilman Marion Barry has come out in favor of gay marriage there. D.C. Council Member Marion Barry said that he would vote for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the city, if such a measure is introduced. It’s the first time the former mayor has publicly revealed his position on a marriage bill. ...

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