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Supreme court rejected appeal from opponents of same sex marriage in DC, thoughts?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from opponents of same-sex marriage who want to overturn the District of Columbia's gay marriage law.

The court did not comment Tuesday in turning away a challenge from a Maryland pastor and others who are trying to get a measure on the ballot to allow Washingtonians to vote on a measure that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Bishop Harry Jackson led a lawsuit against the district's Board of Elections and Ethics after it refused to put that initiative on the ballot. The board ruled that the ballot question would in effect authorize discrimination.

Last year, Washington began issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples and in 2009, it began recognizing gay marriages performed elsewhere.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:52 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good - now let Maryland get on with getting their new bill passed so the idiot can lose in 2 places.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:56 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • woohooGood for them!  Why does this have to be an issue?

    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:58 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • no thoughts
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:04 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • That's great!
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:11 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Interesting.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:12 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Pointy points
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:13 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • wow i guess gays can get divorced like the rest of the population and pay huge court cost, and court fees and child support. you would think that gays would not want the government in their business like they are in a traditional marriage.
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 12:23 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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    wow i guess gays can get divorced like the rest of the population and pay huge court cost, and court fees and child support. you would think that gays would not want the government in their business like they are in a traditional marriage.

    They can still choose to not get married, or have the same options as us...and choose marriage

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:30 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Thanks for the points.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:54 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I'm trying to get to the level where I can suggest question be recatagoried. :)
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:54 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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