Monday, June 15, 2009

D.C. officials block marriage referendum

Washington Blade
June 15, 2009
The D.C. Board of Elections & Ethics decided Monday that a proposed voter referendum seeking to overturn a city law recognizing same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions would violate the city's human rights law and could not be allowed. In their 12-page memorandum, board members Errol Arthur and Charles Lowery Jr. concluded "that the referendum does not present a proper subject of referendum because it would authorize discrimination prohibited under the Human Rights Act." [Link]

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