Angelisa and Sinjoyla are going to get maaa-riiied!

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 2:05 pm

I’m grinning ear to ear, but I bet not as much as Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend.  They’re the couple I featured in yesterday’s diary about the DC marriages.  Their smiles are totally infectious, and now I’m hooked.   Turns out they were first in line at the court house to apply for a marriage [...]

Breaking: SCOTUS refuses to stay Washington, D.C. marriage law

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 5:33 pm

As you may recall, Harry Jackson and his zombie cronies tried yesterday to get the US Supreme Court to issue a last-minute stay of DC’s marriage law.  Chief Justice Roberts denied the request.  The marriage equality law goes into effect tomorrow.  Links to briefs and a concise description of the events as they unfolded can [...]

DC clergy rejoice at marriage equality milestone in nation’s capitol

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 5:08 pm

African-Americans, clergy, and African-American clergy have been some of the real powerhouse groups that have been instrumental in making marriage equality a reality in the District of Columbia.   “Love has won out over fear,” said Rev. Dennis Wiley, co-pastor at Covenant Baptist Church and a co-chair of DC Clergy United for Marriage Equality. “Equality [...]

Washington, D.C. poised to celebrate marriage equality

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 4:11 pm

In just a few short hours, the 30-day Congressional review period will be over and marriage equality will be a legal reality in Washington, D.C..  Lesbian and gay couples can start applying for marriage licenses Wednesday morning, and the first marriages begin March 9th.  Read how-to info here. I had the honor of being on [...]

Wedding present to D.C.: Maryland may recognize out-of-state marriages

By: Wednesday February 24, 2010 2:28 pm

Maryland’s Attorney General Doug Gansler released an advisory opinion today stating that the state may recognize the marriages of lesbian and gay couples conducted legally in other jurisdictions. Maryland has a state law defining legal marriage as the special right of heterosexual couples, so gay and lesbian couples cannot wed there.  However, Washington, D.C.’s new [...]

Washington DC’s All Souls Church hosts marriage bill signing ceremony

By: Friday December 18, 2009 4:36 pm

Washington, D.C.’s All Souls Church hosted Mayor Fenty and the marriage bill signing ceremony earlier today, sending a strong message that religious freedom means not being being precluded from solumnizing same-gender marriages. The unwavering support for the marriage bill of most DC Councilmembers of color and of Mayor Fenty, along with the advent and pro-activism [...]

Watch the Council of the District of Columbia make history :: PASSED 11-2

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 7:00 am

Reactions to passage (NOM’s is after the flip): Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: “We are thrilled with the D.C. Council’s passage today of this critical legislation, which places same-sex couples at the cusp of attaining a fundamental freedom in the nation’s capital. We look forward to the District [...]

D.C. Council calling Catholic Charity’s bluff

By: Thursday November 12, 2009 10:40 pm

Clergy United for Marriage Equality has apparently been effective in sidelining the Protestant radical-right in the Washington, D. C. area.  Now, in what looks to be a desperate “Hail Mary” (if I may say so) maneuver, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington (D.C.) has threatened to stop taking District contract money for their Catholic Charities organization [...]

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