First, let me thank my office mates to visited me or contacted me about the veto overturn in Vermont. It is good news that not only has a state legislature voted for same sex marriage — California did that — but was able to overcome a veto.
So with Iowa, that makes four states where Hubby and I could get married.
And should we choose to do so, we would likely have our marriage recognized at home. A bill to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions passed the District of Columbia Council unanimously. Unless the Congress steps in and overturns the vote of our democratically-elected representatives, it should become law in about a month.
(D.C. domestic partnership law puts domestic partnership on par with marriage; this is widely seen as an entre to our own marriage law.)
“D.C. Council Votes to Recognize Other States’ Gay Marriages” (Washington Post, 2009 April 7)
I wanted to celebrate that, for fear it would get drowned out in the news from the little-larger Green Mountain State.
Good, good news.