Court rejects appeal over DC marriage equality law

Associated Press story posted on

"The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from opponents of marriage equality who want to overturn the District of Columbia's freedom to marry 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."

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