Friday, May 8, 2009

Two quick hip hip hoorays and an apology

First, a mini hooray for Washington DC, where gay marriages performed elsewhere will now be recognized. It's not quite the same as legalizing gay marriage, but it's a great step in the right direction:
The D.C. Council overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, in a vote that followed a sharp exchange between an openly gay member and a civil rights champion and set off shouts of reproach from local ministers.
Yesterday's action could be a precursor to a debate later this year over whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the city. "There is no turning back," said Catania, who plans to introduce a broader gay marriage bill in a few months.
Secondly, a huge Hip Hip Hooray to Maine for legalizing same-sex marriage this week:
Gov. John Baldacci of Maine signed a same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday minutes after the Legislature sent it to his desk, saying he had reversed his position because gay couples were entitled to the state Constitution’s equal rights protections.
Thirdly, my apologies: there will be no Feminist Friday Interview this month. I've been working on a draft of the final chapter of my dissertation (woo hoo!) all month and just didn't get it together. I promise to resume in June, though...most definitely.

Have a lovely Friday!

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