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February 10, 2010

Witness list for BOEE hearing on proposed referendum on D.C. marriage law

Proponents of Referendum - Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009

Proper Subject Hearing, January 27, 2010

Many of these people did not actually testify. Notice the large number of people who are not from D.C., but are happy to interfere with District laws. I excuse the lawyers representing various groups. A few people use their organization address in D.C. It is not clear where they live. Harry Jackson and the other proposers of the referendum have lobbied the Congress to strip the D.C. Council of its ability to pass laws. Fortunately, only the most extreme conservative members of Congress have responded, and they are out of power.

Name Organization Address
Cleta Mitchell Foley & Lardner Office: Washington, DC 20007
Tim Tracey Alliance Defense Fund/FRC Office: Washington, DC 20001
Harry Jackson, Jr. (Proposer Office: Washington, DC 20003
Robert Bob King (Proposer) ANC 5A12 Washington, DC 20018
Walter Fauntroy (Proposer) Washington, DC 20011
James Silver (Proposer) Washington, DC 20012
Melvin Dupree (Proposer) Washington, DC 20020
Howard Butler (Proposer) Holy Temple Church of Christ Washington, DC 20012
Anthony Evans (Proposer) DC Black Church Initiative Washington, DC 20017
Michael Sindram Washington, DC 20012
Kathryn Pearson-West Washington, DC 20017
Janae Grant ANC 5A11 Washington, DC 20018
Wanda Lofton Washington, DC 20020
Jerri Washington Washington, DC 20020
Ophelia D. West Washington, DC 20002
Pierre Bynum Family Research Council Faulkner, MD 20632
Odessia Tolliver Washington, DC 20020
Marshall Phillips ANC 5C Washington, DC 20002
Patricia Trim Washington, DC 20001
Richard Urban ULTRA Teen Choice Washington, DC 20002
C.L. Long Washington, DC 20001
Leticia Arriaga Jesus is the Curious Ministry Alexandria, VA 22302
Patricia Ayuk Silver Spring, MD 20902
Gregg Wilson Washington, DC 20012
Catherine Nelson Warrenton, VA 20188
Peter Sprigg Family Research Council Office: Washington, DC 20001
Eugene Sheppard Living Word Church Washington, DC 20032
Derek McCoy Family Research Council Office: Washington, DC 20001
Sheila Johnson Washington, DC 20002
Diana Reid Holy Temple Church of Christ District Heights, MD 20747
Hernando Caicedo Christ Community Church Bowie, MD 20716
Jason Shine Shine Solutions Washington, DC 20018
Brian Brown National Organization for Marriage Great Falls, VA 22066
Gyimah Kwasi Church of the Living God Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Abraham Moses United Christian Academy Washington, DC 20012
Emmanuel Mutangana River City Church Washington, DC 20002
Corinthia Boone Washington, DC 20018
Constantino Ruiz Catedral Evangelica Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Oscar Dinarte Jesus es el Senor de la Gloria Takoma Park, MD 20912
Hector Arriaga Jesus es el Kyrios MCI Alexandria, VA 22302
Patrice Sheppard Living Word Church Washington, DC 20032
Joel O. Galan Columbia, MD 21045
Tijwanna Phillips ANC 8B05 Washington, DC 20020
Aaron Young Washington, DC 20011
William Spence Stand for Marriage Washington, DC 20010
Barbara Morgan Washington, DC 20020
Ruth Jacobs Rockville, MD 20850
Anthony Muhammad ANC 8A01 Washington, DC 20056
Holly Muhammad ANC 7B01 Washington, DC 20020
Wanda Harris Washington, DC 20003
Lois Tett Washington, DC 20001



Opponents of Referendum - Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009

Proper Subject Hearing, January 27, 2010

By Contrast, all of the opponents of the proposed referendum are from D.C. Again, not all of the people listed actually testified.

Name Organization Address
Phil Mendelson D.C. City Council Washington, DC 20001
Brian Flowers D.C. City Council Washington, DC 20001
Bob Summersgill Washington DC 20008
Richard Rosendall GLAA Washington, DC 20013
Mark H. Levine Gertrude Stein Democratic Club Washington, DC 20009
Thomas Williamson Jr. Covington & Burling (Campaign For All DC Families) Office: Washington, DC 20004
Jason Maglaughlin Washington, DC 20001
Amy Heiz-Piper Washington, DC 20002
Jenna Lowenstein Stone Wall Democrats Washington, DC 20005
Michael Mitchell Stone Wall Democrats Washington, DC 20005
Hillary Treat DC 4 Marriage Washington, DC 20012
Sultan Shakir Campaign for All DC Families Washington, DC 20005
Sharon Lettman National Black Justice Coalition Washington, DC 20009
Collin Macdonald DC Equality Washington, DC 20052
Clark Ray Washington, DC 20011
Nick McCoy Washington, DC 20036
Howard Croft Greater Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action Washington, DC 20006
Bryan Pruitt Log Cabin Republican, DC Chapter Washington, DC 20001

The witness lists were provided by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics at the hearing. I have removed the street addresses.

The Board of Elections and Ethics found the proposed measure to be improper.

Written testimony no longer appears on the BOEE website. at Thanks to Rick Rosendall for saving the link.

Additional written testimony was presented by the Archdiocese of Washington in support of the referendum, and D.C. Attorney General Nickles in opposition.


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