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Utah Rep. Files Measure To Block D.C. Gay Marriage

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WASHINGTON (AP) A congressman from Utah has filed legislation that would overturn a D.C. bill allowing gay marriage.

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican, submitted his legislation Tuesday. Gay marriage is not yet legal in the district, but the D.C. City Council passed a bill in December allowing the unions in the city. Because the city is a federal district and not a state its laws must be sent to Congress before taking effect. Congress has 30 days to act on the marriage bill before it takes effect. Chaffetz's legislation, a resolution of disapproval, would block the bill from taking effect.

Chaffetz has said in the past it will be difficult to get Congress to block the district's bill because both houses are controlled by Democrats.

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