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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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Marching for King’s dream: ‘The task is not done, the journey is not complete’

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Carolyn Kaster, APParticipants gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington.
WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

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Gospel singer delivered from ‘curse’ of homosexuality removed from D.C. concert

Sunday, August 11, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A gospel singer who says God delivered him from “the curse” of homosexuality, was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after a request from Washington's mayor.

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D.C. mayor OKs bill easing rules for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray on Tuesday signed a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity.

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D.C. council OKs new rules for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

Friday, July 12, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia city council has approved a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity.

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D.C. police investigating six attacks in LGBT community in recent weeks

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Police in the District of Columbia are investigating six reported attacks, which include a fatal shooting, a beating, a stabbing, a sexual assault, and two non life-threatening shootings against members of the LGBT community over the past two weeks.

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More than 100,000 line D.C. streets for Capital Pride parade, festival

Sunday, June 9, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital celebrated the 38th annual "Capital Pride" this past week, culminating with a parade Saturday attended by over 100,000 spectators, lining the streets in the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods of northwest Washington.

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D.C. to ease guidelines for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

Thursday, June 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia is expected to pass legislation that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity.

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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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Gallup study ranks states according to population of LGBT residents

Friday, February 15, 2013
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PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of U.S. adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) ranges from 1.7 percent in North Dakota to 5.1 percent in Hawaii, and 10 percent in the District of Columbia, according to a new study by Gallup.

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DC forms bias crime partnership with prosecutors, mayor, gay community

Monday, February 4, 2013
Vincent Gray
WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials are announcing a partnership between prosecutors, the mayor's office and the gay, lesbian and transgender community.

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