D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty to Sign Marriage Bill Today — in Church
This morning, Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty will sign the marriage equality bill approved by the D.C. Council earlier this week. He'll do so in a church:
"Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will sign legislation Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in the District at a bill-signing ceremony so historic that his staff scrambled to find the perfect location Thursday. Would it be All Souls Unitarian Church, a Northwest house of worship known for its diversity, liberalism and welcoming of same-sex couples? Would it be Covenant Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Southwest where husband-and-wife team of Dennis and Christine Wiley serve as co-pastors and support gay marriage? Or would it be a secular site? Late in the day, Katie Loughary, executive director at All Souls, said it appeared that Covenant was winning. 'We're disappointed, yes,' she said. 'But we're excited that it's happening.' But the letdown was turned around when the Rev. Robert Hardies, All Souls' senior pastor, said that he had been contacted by the mayor's office and told that his church would be the spot."
Watch the news report from ABC7, AFTER THE JUMP...