The Washington D.C. City Council has just voted 12-1 to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The only vote against the measure came from Council member and former mayor Marion Barry who first voted for the bill and "didn't realize what he was voting on", reports the Washington Post.
"The D.C. Council voted 13-0, without debate, to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has now asked that the gay marriage bill be reconsidered. He didn't realize what he was voting on before. He just gave a speech saying he is going to vote against it so it won't be unanimous vote. After further debate, a second vote was taken, with D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) deciding to vote against the proposal."
This is becoming a habit for the former mayor. Only three weeks ago, after coming out to support same-sex marriage, Barry co-sponsored this very same law that recognizes legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is on record for supporting a marriage equality bill.