The interference of these Congressional Republicans has sparked outrage, and not just over the specific issue of same-sex marriage. Some expressed the irony in the members of Congress -- nearly all of whom have actively opposed voting rights for DC residents -- suddenly support the rights of DC citizens.
Sultan Shakir (left) , of the Human Rights Campaign, noted, "It is ironic that nearly all of the 30 representatives and senators that signed the brief have done everything in their power before to deny voting rights to D.C. residents. I don't know if they have had a sudden change of heart on D.C. voting rights or, more likely, they are just playing politics and once again meddling in home rule."
It's uncertain which way he court will decide. If they decide in favor of the opponents of same-sex marriage, get ready for another nasty referendum on the civil rights of a group of Americans.