In June 2008, Washington D.C. Council member and former mayor Marion Barry declared his support for same-sex marriage in the District. Three weeks ago Barry co-sponsored the District law that recognizes legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. The former mayor now breaks his promise and appears at an anti-gay rally organized by the publicity-hungry gay-bashing Bishop Harry Jackson of the Hope Christian Church in nearby Beltsville. Barry and Jackson call marriage equality "immoral."
The Washington Blade reports: "Jackson called on residents to demand that the Council vote down a same-sex marriage recognition amendment scheduled for a second and final vote May 5. Bishop Jackson told the gathering his supporters in many of D.C.'s black churches would circulate literature Sunday in church bulletins urging people to attend the May 5 Council session. He also urged city residents to ask their Council members to vote against the marriage recognition amendment."
WHEN YOU JUMP, via Right Wing Watch, Washington Blade and Metro Weekly, watch priceless video of Barry declare himself one of the city's "moral leaders." As a four-times married, ex-convict and longtime crack addict ... you keep telling yourself that, Marion.
Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is on record for supporting a marriage equality bill.