Lambda Legal Applauds Washington, D.C. Council Vote for Marriage Equality
"We are one giant step closer to fairness for same-sex couples and their families in Washington, D.C."
(New York, December 15, 2009) – After the final vote in favor of marriage equality by the Washington, D.C. Council Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal:
"Our capital city is embracing the true promise of our Constitution – everyone should be treated equally. More Americans are extending support to gay and lesbian couples who want full marriage equality and this victory in Washington sends a strong message.
"It's a wonderful new day for fairness. We congratulate the members of the Washington, D.C. City Council for their leadership and commitment to equality.
"Elected officials in New Jersey also have the opportunity to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and we urge them to do so quickly."
The marriage equality measure passed 11-2 for both the preliminary and final vote on the issue.
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