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Opponents of same-sex marriage in Washington are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case.

A group headed by Bishop Harry Jackson, which had opposed same-sex marriage in the city, says it filed a petition with the high court Tuesday, asking the justices to take their case.

Washington began allowing gay marriage in March. Jackson and opponents of gay marriage had previously argued in court that the issue of same-sex marriage should go before voters in the District.

But D.C.'s Board of Elections and Ethics refused to put the initiative on the ballot, saying it would effectively authorize discrimination and therefore conflict with the city's human rights law. D.C. courts agreed.

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