By: Tom Butts
It’s unfortunate, but airlines aren’t the only thing affected by a big snow storm. The so called “Snow Storm of the Century” could also delay Congress weighing in on DC’s decision to make gay marriage legal. How do these two topics even relate you ask??
Well, by law Congress has 30 legislative days to review all laws signed by the DC Mayor (Adrian Fenty – in case you’re thinking it’s still “cracked-out” Mayor Marion Berry). If the Capitol shuts down, so does the clock that counts down the 30 days.
What this means is that gay marriage may not become law until mid-March. Fortunately, even with all the talk about the devastating defeat the Democrats had in the Senate in Massachusetts, we still have 59 votes and a much larger margin in the House. Gay marriage hasn’t been legal or recognized in the 233 years we’ve been a country, so what’s another week or two…right?!