D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Releases Memorandum Opinion and Order on Marriage Initiative of 2

District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics
November 17, 2009
The Board concluded that the "Marriage Initiative of 2009" would, if passed, strip same-sex couples who have previously entered into marriages of rights afforded to them by that recognition. Accordingly, the Board ordered that the Initiative be received but not accepted under D.C. Code section 1-1001.16(b)(2), which prohibits the Board from accepting an initiative that authorizes discrimination prohibited under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act. [Link]