Friday, January 15, 2010
Judge: D.C. gay-marriage vote would violate Human Rights Act
Two men hold hands while listening as the District of Columbia City Council voted on gay marriage in Washington, in this Dec. 15 file photo.
Jacquelyn Martin / AP
A Washington, D.C., judge ruled Thursday that the District can ban any referendums on gay marriage under the terms of the District's Human Rights Act. The decision, which will be appealed, is a victory for gay-rights groups.