On the Record: City Councilmember David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94)

On Wednesday, D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown alum David Catania (I-At Large)(SFS ‘90, LAW ‘94) spoke to a Voice reporter about his run for re-election, his recent work on same-sex marriage and medical marijuana legalization, and his time at… Read More

D.C. Councilmember and alum David Catania probably running for fourth term

D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown alum David Catania (I-At Large)(SFS ’90, LAW ’94) made headlines in 2009.

D.C. City Council asks Church to adopt GU medical coverage policy

At right, David Catania As things stand, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. says it will have no choice but to abandon its contracts with the City if the December 1 vote on the D.C. City Council’s proposed same-sex… Read More

Georgetown’s councilman gets his own bobblehead

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), whose ward includes Georgetown, had Jack Evans bobbleheads made for some reason using campaign money. WTOP’s Mark Segraves reports that Evans spent $2,000 of his campaign money on 100 bobbleheads. Segraves notes… Read More

D.C. takes the anti-smoking campaign to the sidewalks

These are tough times for D.C. smokers.  Just as the tax on cigarettes is getting bumped up by 50 cents, bringing the total tax per pack up to $2.50, the D.C. Council is putting sidewalk smoking and cheap… Read More

Councilmember David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) introducing same-sex marriage bill next week

D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown double alumni David Catania (I-At Large)(SFS ’90, LAW ’94) is planning to introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the District next Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. The bill, “The Religious Freedom… Read More

The District Digest: Same-sex marriage showdown

The D.C. Board of Elections ruled that the newly passed law recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states is not subject to a referendum vote. The board ruled that if a referendum were allowed on the issue, they… Read More

The Daily Show takes on Marion Barry’s anti-gay marriage vote

Last night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D—Ward 8 ) to task for claiming that his decision to cast the sole vote against recognizing same-sex marriages performed in different states was made because… Read More

DC Council votes 13-0 12-1 to recognize same-sex marriages

13/13 12/13 D.C. Council members support gay marriage! The D.C. Council’s final vote on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states (first voted on in early April) went remarkably smoothly, passing 13-0… until Ward 8 Councilmember and former… Read More

Harold Brazil found guilty for Georgetown tattoo parlor brawl

Jinx proof, perhaps, but not Brazil-proof Back in October, former D.C. Councilmember Harold Brazil was arrested for assault at Jinx Proof Tattoo parlor on M. Street. Today, the judge in his case issued a verdict in the case:… Read More