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DC approves same-sex marriage law

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Sheria (The Law Forum)' started by X-PASTER, May 6, 2009.


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    Washington DC city council has voted to recognise same-sex marriages conducted in other US states.

    Because Washington DC is not a state, the decision will now have to be approved by Congress before it can become law.
    Four US states - Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa - now permit gay marriage, and legislation to allow it is in progress in other states


    The resolution was passed in the council by 12 votes to one.
    Council member David A Catania - one of two openly gay members of the body - explained his reasons for supporting the measure during the debate

    "This issue is whether or not our colleagues on a personal level view me and [Council member] Jim Graham as your equals," he said.
    "If we are permitted the same rights and responsibilities and obligations as our colleagues. So this is personal. This is acknowledging our families as much as we acknowledge you.

    Fellow council member, and former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry, was the only member to vote against the proposal.
    "I understand this is personal to you and Mr Graham," he said in response to Mr Catania's remarks

    "I resent Mr Catania saying either you are a bigot or against bigotry as though this particular legislation represents all of that.

    The law will be sent to DC Mayor Adrian Fenty - a supporter of gay marriage - for approval, before being placed before Congress.

    Source: BBC NEWS | Americas | DC approves same-sex marriage law
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    hawa watakwenda jahannam milele kwa uchafu huu wanaouita haki
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    Mi nilifikiri kuna District Commissioner (DC) bongo ame approve same sex marriage :)
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    .....before 1948 the marriage btn black/white ilikuwa illegal in US na sababu kubwa ilikuwa ni ubaguzi rooted kwenye hivyo vitabu vyenu vinavyofundisha jehananm(bible or whatever),under Hitler ilikuwa illegal any marriage btn white Germany/jew or any people of color na sababu ni hivyo vitabu mnavyotumia,kwa mormon before 1978 mtu mweusi alikuwa hawezi kuwa member or leader kanisani kwa sababu vitabu vyao vinasema dark skin wako cursed,someni history mtaelewa mengi,hivyo vitabu na sheria nyingi zimeandikwa na watu kama nyie sio GOD na mara nyingi zinakandamiza group fulani,nina uhakika ukisoma crusades,civil rights history utabadili ulichoandika!
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    Inashangaza kuona X Paster anaweka THANKS kwa mambo ya bunkum kama haya ya same sex. lol

    What is it in hogwash that you have to give a big up? X Paster it is shame to support such gobbledygook, sio kila kitu kinastahili THANKS. It is shame and sad.

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    Did I say that...!? Thanks anyway ....!

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    Ila ushangai kuwa kanisa lako ndilo litakalo tumika kuhalalisha hizi ndoa!