Washington D.C. Voters Trade Marriage Supporter Mayor Adrian Fenty For Marriage Supporter Councilman Vincent Gray

Washington D.C.’s Mayor Adrian Fenty, who signed the city’s same-sex marriage bill into law but faced much criticism for a lackluster LGBT record, conceded today at 2:30am to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray. Let’s allow the Washington Post to explain why voters ousted the incumbent: “But despite the mayor’s frenetic, expensive efforts to promote his accomplishments in all eight wards, he was unable to reverse the widespread belief among black Washingtonians that he favored residents of predominantly white, wealthier neighborhoods.” Gray calls himself “a consistent supporter of the GLBT community.” So far, at least in the way he talks about what he’ll do moving forward, he’s right.