The DC city council just voted to introduce a bill to open up marriage to same-sex couples 13-2. They'll vote again in a month, and, if it wins again, same-sex marriage will be legal in the nation's capital.
Also, New York's Senate is expected to vote on marriage later today. I don't know how many times I've read that headline, but this time they seem more sure. Or maybe not:
As for whether the Senate will indeed vote on gay marriage when - and if - it passes a DRP [Debt Reduction Plan], Paterson was elusive.
Asked by The Times' Jeremy Peters if he had received word from the Senate that it would take up marriage, Paterson asked: "Did the Senate tell you that?"
"Let's just say it's out there in the ether," Peters replied.
"It's out there in the ether? Well, go back to the ether and find out," Paterson shot back, eliciting laughter in the room.