Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Washington Supreme Court upholds state's gay marriage ban

by The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state Supreme Court in Washington state upheld a ban on gay marriage Wednesday -- saying lawmakers have the power to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples.

The lawsuits the court ruled on had sought to make Washington only the second state to grant full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.

The Washington court's decision is just the latest in a series of significant court rulings on the issue in recent weeks, most falling in favor of opponents.

Courts reinstated voter-approved bans on gay marriage in Nebraska and Georgia earlier this month. Tennessee's Supreme Court ruled that voters there should have a say on allowing gay marriage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They're already expanding efforts, in spite of several recent setbacks.
I wonder if the ELCA has signed onto this statement yet?

The good ship ELCA...

The good ship ELCA...
Or the Shellfish blog...