Gay Marriage Opponents Want A Referendum | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Gay Marriage Opponents Want A Referendum

Play associated audio

By Patrick Madden

Opponents of gay marriage in the district are pressing the courts to let voters decide the issue. Opponents say they are filing paperwork today with the city's board of elections to overturn the district's same sex marriage bill.

Bishop Harry Jackson says he wants to put a referendum on the next election ballot. Jackson and other opponents were in court earlier today to argue that their other attempt to put the issue before voters, an initiative defining marriage as between a man and a woman, should be allowed to go forward.

The city's board of elections dismissed the motion because it said the measure would violate the D.C. Human Rights Act.

The same sex marriage bill was passed in December, signed by the mayor, and right now is under congressional review. The law could take effect in March.

NPR

Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.
NPR

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.