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Whoops! Bishop Harry Jackson Says He Lives In Maryland

February 10, 2011 5:13 pm ET by Tom Allison

D.C. Marriage Equality opponent #1 Bishop Harry Jackson spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) today, at the Traditional Marriage and Society session. Those familiar with Jackson (and CPAC) won't be surprised to hear that Jackson voiced his opposition to same-sex marriages. What might surprise you is where Jackson said he lived: The Old Line State.

You see, back when Jackson was petitioning the D.C. Board of Elections & Ethics to bring a referendum banning same-sex marriage, some pesky journalists questioned whether the man who owned two houses in Maryland, ran a church in Beltsville MD, and who was still registered to vote Montgomery County was actually a resident of D.C. -- because only D.C. residents may petition the Election Board. Jackson at first claimed he lived in a Condo in Mt.Vernon Square (the president of the Mount Vernon Association disagreed), and then moved near the Navy Yard Metro. Today, he had a different story, though he quickly corrected himself:

So don't fool yourself. I'm standing here today coming from a history of Democratic Party members. I live in Maryland. Actually, I'm a resident now, these last two years, in D.C., my church is in Maryland.

To give all faith and credit, maybe the man just got confused with all the CPAC excitement. But with Maryland getting closer and closer to passing their own same-sex marriage legislation, you have to wonder where Jackson's residency will be next year.

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