On Tuesday, December 1, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009 passed in the DC City Council with a vote of 11-2. After the bill is signed into law by Mayor Fenty, it will embark upon a 30 day congressional review period. Alliance for Justice recently added its name to a letter to Congress circulated by DC Vote that calls on the House to respect the right of DC residents to legislate on local issues such as marriage equality.