District of Columbia
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
LGBT Rights in the District of Columbia: Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia was legalized on December 18, 2009, when mayor Adrian Fenty signed a bill passed by the Council of the District of Columbia on December 15, 2009. The law took effect on March 9, 2010. The District of Columbia prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The District's hate crime law covers hate crimes based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.
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More than 300 people gathered in the nation's capital on Saturday raise awareness of issues facing transgender individuals and to honor a 17-year-old transgender teen who took her own life last month. [...]
Reginald Klaiber, 25, of Greenbelt, Md., pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon with a hate crime enhancement Friday in Superior Court in Washington. [...]
The District of Columbia becomes the third U.S. jurisdiction — behind California and New Jersey — to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from being subjected to conversion therapy. [...]
Peter Cahall was notified his contract will not be renewed after six years at the school because of test scores. [...]
The D.C. Council has approved a bill to prohibit LGBT youth from undergoing gay-to-straight conversion therapy. [...]
WASHINGTON -- Democrat Muriel Bowser was elected mayor of the District of Columbia on Tuesday, defeating independent D.C. council member David Catania, who was seeking to make history as the District's first white, openly gay and non-Democratic mayor.
WASHINGTON -- An unusually long and competitive general-election campaign for District of Columbia mayor is drawing to a close Tuesday, with voters deciding whether to continue Democrats' perfect record when seeking the city's highest office.
This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay governor. Two candidates for Congress could [...]
WASHINGTON -- The rabbi of a prominent synagogue in Washington D.C. is telling his congregants that he's gay, and that he and his wife of 20 years are divorcing. The Washington Post reports Rabbi Gil Steinlauf sent an email Monday to the 1,400 households of Adas Israel Congregation, saying he [...]
WASHINGTON -- A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a D.C. Metro train. WTOP reports the Metro Transit police say 24-year-old Reginald Klaiber has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old on a southbound Green Line train as it approached the Fort Totten station at around 4:30 [...]