Saturday, March 05, 2005

Gay Marriage in Washington State

The Seattle Weekly gives an overview of the upcoming State Supreme Court fight over Washington's State Defense of Marriage Act. The state is appealing two lower court rulings, Castle v. State (discussed here) and Anderson v. Sims (discussed here), both which ruled the law unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the Court is reviewing the decisions de novo, so those two excellent opinions will carry very little weight. However, the Washington State Constitution is known to be very protective of individual liberties, so it is quite possible that the rulings will be upheld and marriage equality will enter Washington once and for all.

HT: The newly redesigned How Appealing blog.

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