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DC gay marriage vote could entangle Congress

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aleqm5jmxvbrmmnyo0lbtvwqnjaxtk8xsaThe city council in the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to recognize same-sex marriages from states that approve them, a step that could propel the emotional issue into Congress and draw Democrats into a culture-wars battle with each other.

President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders responded to the 12-1 vote by the District of Columbia Council with near silence — hoping to avoid aggravating Democratic factions already at odds over that issue and more.

Republicans, usually willing to exploit differences between Democrats, also barely reacted to the council’s gay-marriage decision. GOP leaders and their aides, asked whether anyone will try to use the decision as a wedge issue, said they were preoccupied by matters such as the economic downturn and swine flu.

But they have time.

The city council vote is considered the first step toward eventually allowing gay marriages to be performed in Washington. Congress, which has final say over the city’s laws, has 30 days to review the bill, assuming Democratic Mayor Adrian Fenty, a supporter, signs it.

If Congress takes no action, the bill will become law automatically.

The White House declined to comment on the council’s vote, repeating Obama’s general support for civil unions and belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said through a spokesman that Congress should not interfere in the D.C. government decision.

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Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

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Join us for Big Night Baltimore as we count down to 2018! This event features all of your premium drinks all night! The Radisson Baltimore Inner Harbor will be the place to be to take in the reunion of the legendard Mr. Greengenes as well as djs on 5 dance floors! Then all join in for a huge midnight celebration all at Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

https://www.bignightbaltimore.com

Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:30 am

Location: Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor – NEW!

Make your plans to ring in the new year at one of Baltimore’s greatest party spaces!  Experience the most exciting and hottest gala of the season! Tickets are on sale now! Please join our email list to be informed of the latest updates.

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Please donate and help us give disadvantaged youth a wonderful holiday!

Each donor will be recognized no matter how big or small you donation (we ask for a minimum of $5).

100% of all donations and proceeds will used for funding of:

  • Holiday gifts and toys (limited)
  • NEW Winter Coats, Socks, and Shirts (limited)
  • Books (limited)
  • Christmas Trees (limited)
  • Harris Teeter Baked Chickens  (limited)

Recipients of items above are lower income residents of southeast Washington, DC that are in desperate need. Items will be handed out at the local half way houses located at Minnesota and Good Hope Avenue SE from on Christmas Event from 7pm-10pm and again on Christmas day 7am-10am.

Our goal is to make sure we help as many disadvantaged children as possible have a good Christmas holiday! 100% of all funds raised will be used!

Please donate below and THANK YOU!

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