Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The District of Columbia Gets It

DC says no, and rightfully so, to a ballot measure restricting marriage to "a man and woman."
The District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Elections said a measure that would ban same-sex marriages cannot go on the city’s ballot. Opponents of same-sex marriage wanted to ask voters whether “only marriage between a man and woman” should be recognized.

Not that I am firmly convinced such a restriction would pass in DC if put on a ballot, but... you never know. But it's great to see the conservatives getting thwarted by that nasty thing known as Human Rights.
The elections board said that putting a measure to ban same-sex marriage on the ballot would conflict with the city’s Human Rights Act.

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