D.C.'S Same-Sex Marriage Battle; Eyes on Maine as Voters Decide to Repeal, Keep Gay-Union Law
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Religious leaders and faith-based opponents are mounting strong challenges against same-sex marriage legislation in the nation's capital,
but not all backers of gay marriage are seeing eye to eye on the D.C. bill. The D.C. battles play out as Maine voters prepare to cast ballots Tuesday on whether to repeal the state's same-sex marriage law.
Both sides in the coast-to-coast battle consider Question 1 on Maine's ballot to be an issue of whether Mainers will live and let live or the issue of morality will emerge victorious.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington opposes any measure to redefine marriage as other than between a man and a woman. It also says that the D.C. legislation, …
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Publication information: Article title: D.C.'S Same-Sex Marriage Battle; Eyes on Maine as Voters Decide to Repeal, Keep Gay-Union Law. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 30, 2009. Page number: A19. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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