DeEvening Links: Theory of evolution

Thank you to @BarackObama for openly expresing his support for #marriageequality. Bigotry should never be enshrined in our law.

— Vincent C. Gray (@mayorvincegray) May 9, 2012

President Barack Obama finished “evolving” today and came out in support of same-sex marriage. D.C. politicos, who voted to legalize gay marriage here more than two years ago, delivered praise. Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) called it a “historic moment for equality and human rights for our nation.” Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) was slightly more patronizing: “I was proud to be a part of that historic legislation, and I am proud of our President today.”

In other news:

Leader of nonprofit used by Harry Thomas Jr. to fund inaugural ball likely to plead guilty to tax charge (Post, Loose Lips, Examiner)

Metro not hip to the web-only media (GGW)

D.C. residents have the nation’s biggest mortgages (WBJ)

It’s time to take down the (primary) campaign signs (DCist)

How an anonymous medical marijuana activist describes Catania: “gay, Republican-leaning Independent corporate lawyer-type ... both bright and brash, bordering on arrogant” (SFBG)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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