Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts denies stay of DC gay marriage law, opening door for license applications today


Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. denied a stay of the implementation of the District of Columbia’s new law allowing same-sex marriage, clearing the way for it to go into effect with the first marriage licenses to be issued on Wednesday March 3. Roberts said that Congress had the opportunity to intervene, and that the matter was still before the DC Court of Appeals, so his intervention would be inappropriate. The Washington Post story is by Robert Barnes and appears here.

The Post Metro section on Wednesday featured two stories: “City’s archbishop defends Catholic Charities’ limit on health benefits to employees’ spouses” by Michelle Boorstein and William Wan, and “Two NE women joyfully plan to be among the first to apply for same-sex marriage license”.

WJLA's (Channel 7, ABC, Arlington VA) video story follows:

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