Let's be clear: the push by Ward 5 ANC Commissioner Bob King for a public vote on the definition of marriage is nothing more than an attack on same-sex couples disguised as democracy.
King has sent a letter to DC's 236 ANC commissioners with a proposed resolution calling for a Prop 8 style vote on whether or not same-sex couples should be able to legally marry in the District.
"The definition of marriage is too serious and too important an issue to leave in the hands of the politicians without consulting the will of the people," King wrote in an Aug. 4 letter to his fellow ANC commissioners.
"The question presented is whether the definition of marriage in the nation's capital should include same-sex marriage or should marriage be defined solely as the union of one man and one woman?" King says in his letter.