Wednesday, December 23, 2009

DC asks judge to dismiss marriage equality lawsuit

The Associated Press
December 22, 2009
The District of Columbia is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by opponents of the freedom to marry. The plaintiffs, led by local pastor Bishop Harry Jackson, are seeking to get their proposed ban on marriage equality on the ballot after the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics turned them down. City lawyers filed a response Friday saying the ballot initiative would violate the city's Human Rights Act because it seeks to deny benefits on the basis of sexual orientation. [Link]

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