Washington D.C. is poised to become the only jurisdiction south of the Mason-Dixon line where same-sex couples can marry, reports the Washington Post.
Sources tell the Washington Blade that Catania will introduce his bill before month's end.
The three Council members who have not committed to supporting the bill—Harry Thomas Jr. (Ward 5), Yvette M. Alexander (Ward 7) and Marion Barry (Ward 8)—represent majority black communities. Alexander is thought to be a swing vote. In May, she supported the ordinance that recognized same-sex marriages legally performed in other jurisdictions and was threatened by anti-gay black pastors.