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November 29, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

Court Rejects Appeal of Gay Marriage Law

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the only state that allows gay marriages, declining to hear an appeal aimed at overturning the Massachusetts law that prompted a national debate on the legality and morality of same-sex unions.

The decision ended the legal fight over a 4-3 Massachusetts high court ruling last November giving gay couples the right to marry. But both sides say the U.S. Supreme Court (news – web sites)’s unwillingness to intervene means there will be more fights in courts and legislatures around the country.

Legal analysts said the Supreme Court’s decision to stay out of the battle wasn’t surprising, because the lawsuit made a rarely used claim that activist Massachusetts judges had violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of a republican form of government.

That sounds like a really strange thing to challenge the ruling on. It’s all they have, I guess.

Anyway, it’s some progress.

Categories: Social issues
  1. November 30, 2004 at 11:23 am

    It’s all beating around the bush. Even with conservative America being as strong as it (apparently) is, how long do these people think they can stop civil rights progression?

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