A bill to permit gay marriages in the District of Columbia will be introduced to the D.C. Council on Tuesday, At-Large Councilmember David Catania announced tonight.

Catania made the announcement in front of more than 200 members of the GLBT community gathered at the True Reformer

“We are going to do it now,” he said. Catania will introduce the bill with nine co-sponsors. Also in attendance are Michael Brown, Phil Mendelson, and Tommy Wells.