Sup. Court Rejects Anti–Gay Marriage Vote
BY Michelle Garcia
January 18 2011 1:15 PM ET
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an appeal from antigay advocates seeking to overturn Washington, D.C.'s marriage equality law, enacted in 2009, the Associated Press reports.
The court rejected the challenge led by Beltsville, Md., minister Harry Jackson, who sued the District's Board of Elections and Ethics when that board rejected his push to allow voters to decide whether Washington should sanction marriage equality. The board ruled that putting such a question on the ballot would violate its own antidiscrimination policies.
The Supreme Court held a private conference Friday to discuss the case, Jackson v. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics.
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