D.C. Marriage Law Survives Senate Vote

by Lou Chibbaro Jr. | DC Agenda

The U.S. Senate voted 59-36 early Thursday to block consideration of an amendment that would force the District of Columbia to hold a referendum calling for overturning the city’s same-sex marriage law.

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) introduced the amendment about 1 a.m. during a marathon Senate session in which Republicans introduced dozens of amendments aimed at derailing a health care reconciliation bill backed by President Obama.

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