Skip to comments.Gay Marriage Challenge Rejected By Supreme Court
Posted on 01/18/2011 8:42:20 AM PST by scottjewell
Last week, we noted that the Supreme Court was preparing to release a decision on the petition filed by Bishop Harry Jackson requesting that the District's gay marriage law be suspended pending the completion of a citywide referendum on the issue. The Court ruled today, turning away Jackson yet again. The Court, who conferenced on the case, Jackson v. the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, last Friday, did not comment on the decision according to the Associated Press. Jackson had filed the petition last October, a reaction to a February ban by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics on human rights-related ballot initiatives. That ban, which outlaws any initiative which would violate the District's Human Rights Act, now can claim the support of the Supreme Court.
Jackson's chances this time around were quite slim, and now, he's been summarily shot down twice by the Court. It leaves one wondering how many more times Jackson will actually be able to keep pestering the judicial apex about it -- something tells us this latest setback won't stop him from trying, no matter how weak his arguments appear to be at this point.
I think that if you bring something up twice and they rule against you, including Congress, you should have to wait for five years to bring it up again.