On February 4, 2010, the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics denied a request for a referendum that would allow the people of our nation’s capital to vote on the same-sex marriage law. The people of Maine recently voted on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, but the people of the District of Columbia had a different experience: they were told they couldn’t vote. Some individuals argued that allowing District residents to have a direct voice on the subject of marriage would be a violation of civil rights. In fact, denying the people their voice contradicts both the law and goodsense. The lessons of Washington to date are well worth examining.
Read the full 5 February 2010 press release issued by the Archdiocese of Washington here.
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