Congressional Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said this week that Republican members of the House of Representatives would likely take action to overturn D.C.’s same-sex marriage law.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Norton said the approval by a House committee of an amendment to delay or kill the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law may be a predictor of efforts by House Republicans to target the city’s same-sex marriage equality law. The marriage law took effect in March 2010.
“Particularly for the District of Columbia, maintaining and moving forward with the victory for gays in the military is not only critical on its own merits, but also important considering our determination to preserve our own marriage equality law, which is under attack in the House,” Norton said.
Peter Rosenstein, chair of the Campaign for All DC Families, said the group knows of no specific action on the Hill against the law at this time.
“I think Eleanor is trying to be vigilant, and that’s a good thing,” he said. “We are monitoring this closely.”