Opponents of DC Marriage Equality Make Last Ditch Pitch to Supreme Court
March 1, 2010
Having exhausted just about every legal avenue to stop loving, committed couples in the District of Columbia from being able to marry, opponents of equal marriage have reportedly filed an 11th hour appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Justices to halt Wednesday's issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The AP reports:
Opponents of gay marriage are asking the Supreme Court to put a hold on the District of Columbia's new law allowing same-sex couples to wed. The new law, passed in December, is supposed to take effect Wednesday. Court papers filed Monday with Chief Justice John Roberts argue that Washington residents should be able to vote on the matter. Local courts have rejected the opponents' arguments.
This legal grasping at straws just shows the lengths they'll go to in order to stop our progress. But come Wednesday, same-sex couples will apply for marriage licenses and the world will go on -- with life that much better for those families and not affecting our opponents one bit. UPDATE: We've posted the entire Supreme Court filing by opponents of marriage equality [pdf]. UPDATE II: Also, here is the DC Government's response brief opposing a stay by the Supreme Court [pdf].
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