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DC Council Passes Same-Sex 'Marriage' Despite Citizens' Opposition

Contact: Demi Bardsley, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext 1020 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today the DC Council refused their citizens a voice and passed a measure to allow same-sex "marriage" in the District of Columbia.

Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, said, "The DC City Council has reached the heights of arrogance by deliberately ignoring what they know is the will of their constituents to impose a measure that will damage the most vulnerable in the city. Marriage is a union between a man and a woman. No other arrangement provides the solid foundation for a family or society. Imposing same-sex 'marriage' on DC residents will threaten the religious freedoms of those who disagree."

"Congress has the authority to override the DC Council's illegitimate action. The Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law, defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Congress should do what the DC Council refused to do -- respect the views of the citizens and affirm that marriage, which provides unique benefits that cannot be replicated by any other living arrangement, is a union between a man and a woman."

Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.