The Nashville Post reported this week that U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Nashville is among 37 members of Congress and two senators attempting to fight Washington, D.C.'s gay marriage law.
Blackburn and the others signed onto a friend of the court brief supporting a referendum on D.C.'s legalizing of gay marriage. That referendum could overturn the D.C. City Council's decision to allow gay marriage in the nation's capital. D.C.'s election board has ruled that the referendum would discriminate against gays and lesbians.
The D.C. City Council voted to legalize gay marriage in mid-December, putting the capital in the ranks with five other states that now allow same-sex marriage.