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Domestic Partnership Judicial Determination of Parentage Act

Date Introduced:
Date Enacted: 20 July 2009


  • 7 April 2009, the same day that Vermont legalized same-sex marriage, the council voted unanimously (12–0) to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The move was hailed as a possible gateway to legislation of same-sex marriage in the near future.
  • 5 May 2009, under the District's procedures, the bill was voted on again and the D.C. Council overwhelmingly approved the bill.
Religious Freedom And Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act 2009

Author/Sponsor: D.C. Councilman David Catania
Date Introduced: 6 October 2009
Date Enacted: 3 March 2010


  • To allow same-sex couples to marry in the district.
  • Signed by the mayor on 18 December 2009.
  • Marriage licenses became available on 3 March 3 2010.

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