Same-sex marriage opponents file lawsuit against D.C. board

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November 19, 2009


Washington, D.C.: Only a day after the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics announced their rejection of placing a proposed same-sex marriage ban measure on the ballot, same-sex marriage opponents filed a lawsuit against the board.[1] The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday, November 18, according to representatives of the Alliance Defense Fund. According to reports, Bishop Harry Jackson and other opponents are "vowing an extensive court battle."[2]

The proposed measure read:

Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in the District of Columbia.

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