Domestic partnership in the District are open to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. June 12, Board of Elections and Ethics refused to approve a ballot initiative on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Beliefs, creeds. The Constitution grants them that right. The measure also grants District of Columbia government employees rights to a number of benefits. In the Health Care Decisions Act ofdomestic partners were given the right to make health care decisions for their partners.
A law to this effect was approved by the State Legislature.
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I also smile thinking about Justice Scalia having a complete meltdown at this point. The Spokesman-Review. Same-sex couples could already marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Every year between and , the Republican leadership of the U. The majority opinion focused on the constitutionality of the State Legislature's enactment of the state's Defense of Marriage Act limiting the privileges of marriage to opposite-sex couples.