Bil Browning

Supreme Court Saves DC Same-Sex Marriages

Filed By Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: civil rights, District of Columbia, gay marriage, Harry Jackson, human rights abuses, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court's denial of certiorari today effectively ends the debate on same-sex marriage in the capital. Reverend Harry Jackson's one man crusade to try and invalidate same-sex marriage in DC has effectively been squashed.

Jackson petitioned the court after requesting the city hold a referendum on marriage equality. The city declined his demand citing a law that bans any initiatives which would violate the District's human rights laws. Supreme-Court.jpgJackson took the city to court but lost and the Supremes just rejected his case entirely. Think he'll catch a clue this time?

The Court, who conferenced on the case, Jackson v. the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, last Friday, did not comment on the decision according to the Associated Press...

Jackson's chances this time around were quite slim, and now, he's been summarily shot down twice by the Court. It leaves one wondering how many more times Jackson will actually be able to keep pestering the judicial apex about it -- something tells us this latest setback won't stop him from trying, no matter how weak his arguments appear to be at this point.


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Great! But, really, what was Jackson expecting, the Supreme Court to find that there's a right to a ballot initiative in the Constitution?

You seem to be under the impression that Jackson actualy cares about the facts or the law. He only cares about hating gay people and being punitive to this community. That's it.