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

DC Gay MarriageThe 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.

Last month, D.C. Council member David Catania – one of two openly gay members of the D.C. Council – introduced legislation that would make gay marriage legal in the nation’s capital.

In part one of the hearings, over 100 people, both opponents and supporters of gay marriage, testified before the D.C. Council. Opponents have asked the D.C. Board of Elections to put the issue on next year’s ballot.

Same-sex marriage is already recognized in the District, but only if the vows are legally made in another state.

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