Most Read Articles>> GA Voice names new editor
>> New Midtown eateries reflect the evolving tastes of gay Atlanta?
>> [Video] Cathy Woolard shares her 'Crossroads' moment about coming out, becoming an LGBT activist
>> Gay Atlanta magazine Fenuxe denies allegations of inflating circulation numbers
>> Affordable Care Act still a maze for HIV-positive people in Ga.
|D.C. gay marriage law survives legal challenge|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:55|
The United States Supreme Court today refused to hear an appeal from opponents of marriage equality aiming to overturn the District of Columbia’s same-sex marriage law.
It was at least the second time in the last year that opponents have tried to overturn the Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act through the Supreme Court. A similar challenge also failed in 2010.
The most recent challenge stems from a lawsuit filed by Bishop Harry Jackson against the Washington D.C. Board of Elections & Ethics after the board refused to put the question of same-sex unions before the district’s voters. The board said that such an initiative would permit discrimination.
According to the Associated Press, the court did not issue a statement on its decision.
In 2009, then D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty signed the measure recognizing same-sex marriage.
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.Com