DC MARRIAGE EQUALITY ON THE WAY

BY BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photojournalist
Bill Wilson © 2009

Imagine a politician that put his promises in writing. Unthinkable? Well there is one.

It came in a proclamation welcoming the National Equality March to Washington, D.C. In presenting it to the DC Mayor Fenty said that we would be glad to sign he marriage bill recently inbtroduced by DC Councilmember Catania when it comes to his desk.

He then to applause said, “Note I said when not if. You don’t have to believe me however because you have it in writing.

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DC Mayor Fenty and DC Council member Catania hold the Welcoming Proclammation for the National Equality March in which Mayor pledges to sign Catania’s “Religious Freedom
and Civil Marriage Equality Act of 2009”
It was introduced with 10 co-sponsors.

Bill Wilson Photo © 2009

The exact wording of the proclamation is, “I am especially pleased that I will have the opportunity to sign into law the “Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Act of 2009.” Our civil marriage law will achieve the goals of this march for District of Columbia residents.”

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photojournalist
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and Bay Area media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past five years. Email Bill Wilson at wfwilson@sbcglobal.net.

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