New strategy for GOP Congress members

Since GOP Congress members (who are in the minority) can’t force a vote in Congress to overturn the DC same-sex marriage question, they have filed an amicus brief in D.C. Superior Court calling for a public referendum on the issue.


GOP Congress members wade into same-sex marriage debate

In The Washington Post‘s “DC Wire” section

Thirty-nine congressional Republicans, including House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), have filed an amicus brief in D.C. Superior Court calling for a voter referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the District.

In the filing, U.S. senators James Inhofe (Okla.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.) and 37 House Republicans align with Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church, in asking the court to reverse a D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics decision prohibiting the same-sex marriage question to be put before voters.

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4 Comments
  1. It is interesting to see the GOP take the will of the District’s voters seriously. They never do that when they are in the majority and decide to pass legislation we don’t want in order to advance the culture warriors’ cause of the moment.

  2. tgflux

    Re Right to Marriage-Equality, sez GOP: “The Will of the People of Washington DC must be ascertained, and respected!”

    Re Right to Ban Guns, sez GOP: “Washington DC is a FEDERAL DISTRICT, *not* a State—Congress {and the 2nd Amendment, per GOP interpretation} is in charge of it!”

    JC Fisher

  3. Peter Pearson

    They may win (or purchase) the outcome of this battle but one thing is certain…civil marriage equality will exist for GLBT folks in this country. The Republicans know it too.

    With the world falling apart around us, you’d think they might have better things to do with their time (time we are paying for) than to protect us from gay folks who want to marry.

  4. Paul Woodrum

    Time for our legislators to start channeling Superman: Truth, Justice and the American Way.

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