- The Washington Times - Friday, December 18, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C.’s mayor has signed a bill legalizing gay marriage, but it won’t go into effect just yet.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty signed the bill Friday at All Souls Church in northwest Washington.

The city council had passed the bill legalizing gay marriage in the city Tuesday. Congress has final say over D.C.’s laws, however, so the mayor’s signature doesn’t mean the bill immediately becomes law.

The bill must pass a 30-day period of Congressional review.

Supporters expect Congress won’t touch the law and that gay couples may be able to wed in the district as early as March. Opponents, however, plan to fight the bill

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