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, MARION.
If Congress does not intervene, DC Councilman David Catania says he will introduce a bill later this year allowing same-sex marriage to be performed in the District. Although there is disagreement, some marriage advocates believe that the city’s Human Rights Act forbids putting the issue to a popular vote.