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D.C. high school principal comes out during school’s Pride Day assembly

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Pete Cahall (center), flanked by D.C. mayor Vincent Gray (left) and council member David Catania.
A D.C. high school principal came out as gay on Wednesday, breaking 50 years of silence in an emotional address to the student body at a Pride Day assembly. Stand next to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and openly gay council member David A. Catania, Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall said he has been inspired by his students to declare his sexual orientation openly.

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Councilmember who sponsored DC gay marriage bill considers mayoral run

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
David Catania
WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilmember David Catania formed an exploratory committee for a mayoral bid Wednesday, saying he's unimpressed by the large field of candidates and wants to find out if he can do more to improve public education from the city's highest office.

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D.C. lawmaker proposes to ease gender change regulations

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
David Catania
WASHINGTON -- A District of Columbia council member on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ease the requirements of transgender D.C. residents seeking to legally change their gender on birth certificates and other legal documents.

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DC board rejects effort to put gay marriage on the ballot

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics ruled Tuesday that a proposed ballot initiative defining marriage as between a man and a woman cannot go forward, reaffirming an earlier ruling that such a vote would be discriminatory, reports the Washington Post. The elections board said...

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DC council revises bill, expects to approve gay marriage this year

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) released Monday a revised draft of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation's capital, removing language that would have phased out city registration of new domestic partnerships, the Washington Blade reports. Mendelson, who chairs the Council...

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DC Council takes up gay marriage in 2nd public hearing Monday

Monday, November 2, 2009
The debate over same-sex marriage continues as lawmakers in the nation's capital are set to continue hearing public testimony today. More than 150 people are expected to testify before the council on Monday. It will be the second of two public hearings on the legislation....

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