D.C. Council Votes 12-0 to Recognize Gay Marriages

by Nikita Stewart and Tim Craig | The Washington Post

The D.C. Council voted today to recognize gay marriages performed in other states, on the same day that Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex unions.

Domestic partnerships are already legal in the nation’s capital, and gay couples married in other states are recognized as domestic partners when they move to the city. But today’s legislation, billed as an important milestone in gay rights, explicitly recognizes them as married couples.

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