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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WASHINGTON -- A man who planned a mass shooting at a conservative Christian lobbying group's Washington headquarters in 2012 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the failed plot. [...]
WASHINGTON — The D.C. Superior Court says it is adding a second marriage ceremony room and boosting marriage bureau staffing to accommodate an increase in applications believed to be the result of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. [...]
WASHINGTON — The Washington theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated will produce the play "The Laramie Project" and offer programs about bullying and violence against LGBT people. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]