In recent months, The Washington Post has done puff pieces on leading opponents of same-sex marriage, including Brian Brown and Harry Jackson. Today, the Post profiled City Councilor David Catania, who has led the charge to legalize same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. The Council will take its final vote on the measure later today:
On Tuesday, 12 years to the day after he was sworn in, Catania will oversee his greatest triumph when the council is expected to give final approval to his bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
Cementing a goal he set a decade ago, Catania has bullied his proposal through the political process, convincing not only his council colleagues and Democrats in Congress but also skeptics in the gay community that this was the year to act on same-sex marriage.
Catania’s doggedness has made him one of the most influential, yet feared, men in city government.
The “feared” aspect gets a lot of ink from the Post.
Mayor Fenty will sign Catania’s bill after it passes. Then, we have to make sure Congress doesn’t strip away our rights. Congress has that power over D.C. laws and there are a lot of homophobes on the Hill who would like to use that power on the new marriage law.