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Washington Supreme Court Case on Marriage Equality Expected Within Hours July 26, 2006

Posted by newsfittopost in legal, lgbt Issues, marriage equality.
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The Washington Supreme Court is expected to release its decision in a marriage equality case that was argued over 15 months ago. Both supporters and opponents of marriage equality are optimistic about the upcoming ruling. Unlike in the New York case, I am not about to predict which way the court will rule… I believe it is too close to call.

The impact of this court case could be tremendous. A loss could push the LGBT movement away from relying on legal court battles and renew its focus on legislation. A win could rejuvenate LGBT legal rights groups that have been demoralized by a series of losses over the past month.

This is perhaps one of the most important legal decisions on marriage equality since the Goodridge ruling legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The decision could come down in the next few hours (between 11am-1pm ET).


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