Washington Supreme Court upholds Defense of Marriage Act

Posted Thursday, July 27, 2006 by Ed Harper

On July 26, 2006 the Washington Supreme Court overturned King and Thurston County rulings upholding the Defense of Marriage Amendment. The decision was 5-4 in favor of the legislative enactment. In the case, Andersen v. King County, 5 justices agreed that the Act is constitutional. The lead opinion was authored by Justice Barbara Madsen.

Here is a link to the decisions: http://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/?fa=newsinfo.internetdetail&newsid=707

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