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Dear House GOP: Stay out of DC Politics


As many know, the DC Council last month voted to bring marriage equality to the District. And just before Christmas, Major Adrian Fenty signed the bill into law. We are now awaiting the statutory 30-day legislative Congressional review.

Today, the Washington Post reports that 39 congressional Republicans, including House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), have filed an amicus brief in DC Superior Court calling for a voter referendum on whether to legalize marriage equality in the District.

The Post reports that “[2 Senators] and 37 House Republicans align with Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church, in asking the court to reverse a D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics decision prohibiting the same-sex marriage question to be put before voters.” It quotes the brief in saying…

“Under the United States Constitution, they serve as members of the ultimate legislative authority for the District of Columbia and the very body which delegated to the District its limited legislative power under home rule,” the filing states. “As members of the District’s ultimate legislative body, amici are concerned about the extent of the District’s delegated legislative authority, the preservation of Congress’s constitutional authority, and the interpretation of home rule.”

To Republican leaders I say, that as a member of the DC Republican Committee, I respectfully ask congressional Republicans to BUTT OUT! States’ rights and local control are a tenet of our party. Honor that!

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4 responses to “Dear House GOP: Stay out of DC Politics

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  2. Shay January 6, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    If it was **truly** about honoring local control, then the local commission which denied the referendum option awhile ago wouldn’t have taken its action. I support gay rights – including gay marriage – but what’s wrong with D.C. residents voting to determine whether they want gay marriage in the district (and no, sexual orientation has nowhere the history of race in America, so it’s not comparable)? Not to mention that (1) D.C. is not even a state; & (2) the U.S. Constitution clearly grants Congress jurisdiction over the district.

    What it’s really about is trying to bypass the fact that no way will D.C.’s majority-black population vote for gay marriage in the District, if given the opportunity to express “local control” at the ballot box.

  3. Disgusted American January 7, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    no ones RIGHTS should be voted on…..Consenting adults marrying affects NO ONE!!!! I would NEVER Vote GOP..even IF Hell froze over! Dems are bad- but GOP is / are SCUM

  4. Pingback: The GOP Should Stay Out of DC Politics | Republicans United.

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