Pazdon: Constitutional marriage concerns

Freshman Andrew Pazdon, a Hatchet columnist, describes why recognizing same sex marriage in Washington D.C. is constitutionally different from recognition in states.

A simple recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states and not in the District, has caused an aura of storm and stress within D.C. There’s a catch. At the present moment, Congress can’t do much about states like New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Iowa that have legalized same-sex marriage. But as I have fought to assert in the past, and whether people like it or not, Congress in this case can do as it pleases since it possesses legislative oversight for D.C.

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