Wednesday, May 5, 2010

D.C. Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Challenge to D.C. Marriage Law

The Advocate, Towleroad, and the Blog of Legal Times all covered yesterday's arguments in the D.C. Court of Appeals. The BLT reports that the arguments before all nine judges "gave little clue of which way [the judges] are leaning." The case, Harry Jackson et al v. DC Board of Elections, is a challenge brought by Bishop Harry Jackson against the D.C. Board of Elections' decision to reject a ballot initiative brought to put D.C.'s recent legislation recognizing marriage equality up for a public referendum. The Board of Elections had rejected the initiative because it violated the District's Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The previous orders of the Superior Court rejecting the petitioners' claims can be found here and here.

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