Washington D.C. – Gay marriages are now recognized in the nation’s capitol after the city council voted unanimously to recognize same sex marriages as legal.
Openly gay D.C. Councilman David Catania,Â was quoted byÂ the Washington Post, â€œThis is the march toward human rights and equality. This is not the march toward special rights. This is the equality march and that march is coming here.â€
Â The vote came as an amendment to an underlying bill that could see passage in a matter of weeks. Â Many expect the council will soon take up legislation to allow same-sex couples to legally marry in the District.