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Utah congressman seeks to block D.C. same-sex marriages

U.S. Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a disapproval resolution today in Congress to block the city's attempt to legalize same-sex marriage.

If approved by the House and Senate, as well as signed by President Obama, the resolution would override the same-sex marriage bill signed by Mayor Adrian M Fenty (D) last month.

But Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) issued a statement Wednesday evening saying she has received assurance from House Democratic leaders that the House will not even vote on Chaffetz's resolution.

"I am pleased it will not be taken up by committee," said Norton, adding her Democratic colleagues believe District officials should make their own laws.

Without Congressional intervention, same-sex marriages could begin in early March in the city.

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