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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 11/10/2009

D.C. council committee approves same-sex marriage bill

A DC Council Committee voted 4 to 1 this afternoon to send a bill legalizing same-sex marriage to the full council for debate.

Council member Phil Mendelson, chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and Judiciary, said the legislation was "both simple and monumental."

With the committee vote, the full council will take up the bill in early December. It is expected to easily pass.

"We will get this to the mayor and Congress and it will become law," said Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2).

Council member Yvette Alexander (D-ward 7) was the only member to vote against the bill in committee.

-- Tim Craig

By Anne Bartlett  |  02:02 PM ET, 11/10/2009

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