SCOTUS Rejects Appeal from Same-Sex Marriage Opponents in D.C.

Bishop Harry Jackson's appeal to the Supreme Court to let D.C. residents vote on marriage equality, which was approved there last year, has been rejected by the Supreme Court, the AP reports:

Jackson"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."


  1. justiceontherocks says

    No, closet case, you don’t have the right to vote on everything. That’s not how a republic works.

    As a side note: The “Bishop” doesn’t even live or work in DC.

  2. says

    This was open and shut. There was no way SCOTUS was taking this one on. DC passed it legally as was their right. Congress had the opportunity to overturn it and did not. There was no real constitutional question, just arcane District precedent. SCOTUS was not going to touch it.

    Although the battle is coming, this would have put the Supreme Court in the thick of things way before they were ready and in a case that was not really based around constitutional issues.

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