Utah Legislator Wastes Congress’ Time With D.C. Marriage Repeal

While some reps are interested in furthering equality, Rep. Jason Chaffertz wants to limit it: “Rep. Jason Chaffertz (R-Utah) submitted Amendment No. 16, which would invalidate D.C.’s marriage law unless D.C. voters approve it in the next general election. … Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) filed Amendment No. 77, which would prohibit the use of funds for D.C.’s domestic partnership law, which stems from the Health Care Benefits Expansion Act of 1992.” Luckily, if there’s one thing Congress knows how to do well, it’s ignore legislation.