WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today issued the following statement on the same-sex marriage bill expected to be introduced in the D.C. City Council next week.
"Although opposition by some in the House already has been announced, I believe Congress will and should defeat opposition to gay marriage rights in the District of Columbia as enacted by the District's own elected officials. Opposition to civil rights is not new. We should approach the rights of gay couples and families with the same resolution and results as we had for others who have sought their human rights in Congress and in the District."
Congresswoman Norton Issues Statement on DC's Marriage Equality Bill