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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Lone Dissenter On Gay Marriage

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Lone Dissenter On Gay Marriage

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Lone Dissenter On Gay Marriage

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Lone Dissenter On Gay Marriage

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City council members in the nation's capitol voted recently to recognize the marriages of gay couples who relocate to the area from states that have legalized the unions, such as Iowa and New Hampshire. Former Mayor and current councilman Marion Barry was the only member to vote against the provision, making him both the subject of praise and criticism.

Barry defends his stance and explains how his predominantly black constituency influenced his decision.

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