The city council of the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) passed a bill the other day legalizing gay marriage within the district. As I understand it, the bill now goes to the mayors desk awaiting a signature, which he said he would sign, assuming first that the bill does not get vetoed first by the U.S. congress.
My questions are…
What would happen if a gay couple got married on the steps of the Capitol building, federal property, when same sex marriage is not federal law? Does it matter where people get married?
Does the bill stand a chance of getting vetoed by congress, and if so, is that common where congress deems what is right and wrong for the people of the district?