A freedom of expression battle is underway in D.C. as Stand for Marriage D.C., the most outspoken voice against D.C.'s recent legalization of marriage equality, has placed ads on the District's Metrobuses urging that citizens be allowed to vote on civil rights.
Full Equality Now DC wants the ads removed by the Washington Metropolitan
Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on the grounds that they disrespect LGBT residents.
WaPo op-ed columnist Colbert King sides with Mitch Wood, president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance; Arthur
B. Spitzer, legal director of the ACLU of the Nation's Capital; Jeffrey
D. Richardson, president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club; Aisha
C. Mills, president of Campaign for All D.C. Families; and activist
Richard J. Rosendall, who believe allowing the ads demonstrates freedom of expression.