Bishop Harry Jackson, a Maryland pastor, petitioned the Supreme Court with a request that gay marriage rights in the District be suspended until a citywide referendum on the issue could be completed. The referendum would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman. To that, the Supreme Court said no with a denial [...]
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The D.C. Council, in a long anticipated move, voted to legalize the performance of same-sex marriages in Washington. Only two members, Ward 7's Yvette Alexander and Ward 8's Marion Barry, voted against the measure, which continues now to a second and final vote next month.
At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson, who shepherded the bill though the council, [...]
In testimony before the D.C. Council today, Bishop Harry Jackson namechecked Martin Luther King and his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" in talking about his opposition to gay marriage. Jackson quoted King: "A law is unjust if it is inflicted on a people, that, as a result of being denied the right to vote, have [...]
Big showdown in D.C. Superior Court over gay marriage this afternoon!
Here's what's going on: Opponents of the gay-marriage-recognition law passed this spring by the D.C. Council are asking Judge Judith Retchin to step in and stop the law from taking effect. That'd be a bare assertion of power by the judge—and Retchin acknowledged as much: [...]
Gay-marriage referendum backers have asked a Superior Court judge this morning to order the city elections board to allow a ballot measure.
The move comes two days after the Board of Elections and Ethics ruled that such a referendum, to overturn a recently passed District law recognizing out-of-state gay marriages, would violate the D.C. Human Right [...]
Bishop Harry Jackson, leading opponent of gay marriage in the District, entered the No-Spin Zone this evening.
Jackson was featured in a five-minute segment midway through the O'Reilly Factor, as proof, according to host Bill O'Reilly, of "the staggering hypocrisy of the left and media that enables the far left to do these things."
Some backstory: On [...]
Freedom Plaza briefly found itself this morning at the center of the culture wars, when about 150 folks gathered to protest the D.C. Council's recent vote to recognize same-sex marriages in other states.
Bishop Harry Jackson, a D.C.-resident minister who leads a Bowie, Md.-based flock, assembled the group with the help of the Family Research Council, [...]