Excellent news. The Supreme Court has rejected the case filed by anti-gay crusader Bishop Harry Jackson which sought to overturn Washington DC's landmark marriage equality law and force a voter referendum, reports AP.
The court did not comment Tuesday in turning away a challenge from a Maryland pastor and others who are trying to get a measure on the ballot to allow Washingtonians to vote on a measure that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Bishop Harry Jackson led a lawsuit against the district's Board of Elections and Ethics after it refused to put that initiative on the ballot. The board ruled that the ballot question would in effect authorize discrimination.
In the 48 hours before the first same-sex marriage licenses were granted in D.C. in early March, Jackson and 49 congressmen, including two senators, appealed to Supreme Court to block the capital's new law. The Court refused to intervene.