Thirty-nine congresscritters signed an amicus brief that was filed today supporting putting DC’s marriage equality on a ballot referendum. This is normally the point where I kibbitz about the idea of putting civil rights up to a popular vote, but this specific brief has tweaked me on another front….
Since when, exactly, have these folks been concerned about the residents of D.C. getting a vote?
UPDATE: Shocking! Despite their huge concern over D.C. citizens getting their chance to vote, three of the signators of this brief, Roscoe Bartlett (Md.), Jack Kingston (Ga.), and Don Manzullo (Ill.) all voted NO in 1993 on the D.C. statehood bill.