These guys don’t give up, do they?

President Bush threatened Tuesday to veto the D.C. budget bill unless it barred the District from using federal funds to register domestic partnerships.

In a memo to Congress, Bush said he opposed House efforts to strike that longstanding stipulation.

?Under federal law, legal marriage is the union between a man and a woman,? the memo says. ?Federal tax dollars are not used to extend employment benefits to domestic partners of federal employees and D.C. should not enjoy an exception to this rule.?