DC, Congress, and the “M” Word

The Huffington Post
April 9, 2009

Could Congress legislatively overturn the DC Council's decision to recognize these civil marriages from other jurisdictions? They certainly could, as already noted, by passing such a prohibition in both legislative bodies and gaining the approval of the President. None of us know for sure if this will happen or not. Or the Democratic Leadership could make it clear that any effort to distract from this agenda would not be entertained. Also, if Barack Obama would send a signal that such meddling by Congress in local affairs would meet with a Presidential veto, it should also provide ample reason for Congress to tend to its business. [Link]