Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Bob King, Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church and others disappointed with the D.C. Council and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's approval of the same-sex marriage bill are ramping up their efforts to block the bill with legal action, advertisements and lobbying.
Mr. King and others who want gay marriage put on the 2010 D.C. ballot began meeting last week with congressional leaders. They also are taking the fight to the halls of Congress during the 30-day congressional review period, Mr. King and other supporters said.
Meanwhile, a local court will decide next month a lawsuit on whether the issue shall be put to voters next year.
The mayor signed the gay marriage measure on Dec. 18 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Northwest.
Some supporters wore "The Time is Now" marriage-equality T-shirts.