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Court Throws Out Gay Marriage Motion

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By Meymo Lyons

A District of Columbia judge has thrown out a lawsuit by opponents of gay marriage against the city's elections board.

The plaintiffs, led by Maryland pastor Bishop Harry Jackson, sued after the Board of Elections and Ethics refused to put their initiative on the ballot. The measure would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

The board ruled that it violated the city's Human Rights Act. D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith N. Macaluso ruled in favor of the city Thursday. She said the board was right to turn down the initiative because it would in effect authorize discrimination, which violates the Human Rights Act.

Last year, gay marriage opponents lost a lawsuit on a similar ballot initiative for the same reason.

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