Gay Marriage Clears Final Hurdle In the District Of Columbia

At midnight tonight, same-sex marriage will be legal in the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court today refused to intervene and delay its implementation, citing its longstanding practice of deferring to states and localities. And Congress did not overturn the legislation by issuing a joint resolution of disapproval. Opponents can try to get voters to overturn the DC City Council's legislation by referendum, but until that happens, gay people can get married in the nation's capital. 

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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