Cossman agrees. He gestured toward the couples in the crowd. A second lawsuit was filed in April by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 11 same-sex couples. Sanderswhich concurred in the judgment only and suggested that the lower court rulings that held DOMA unconstitutional were result-oriented and disregarded the law.
Canadian laws state that a marriage is considered legally valid depending on the law where the couple lives, not where they got married, she says. The gay couples challenged Washington's Defense of Marriage Act, which restricts marriage to one man and one woman.
Downing ruled that the state law prohibiting same-sex marriages, or DOMA, was unconstitutional, finding for the plaintiffs on August 4, JohnsonJames M.
King CountyP. The state's largest gay rights organization King County Executive Ron Sims, a defendant in the lawsuit, said the ruling was a powerful affirmation of equal rights. The combined cases were filed under Andersen v.
Retrieved A second lawsuit was filed in April by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 11 same-sex couples. Seattle joined the gay marriage fight Monday, with the mayor announcing that City Hall will recognize the unions and six same-sex couples suing for the right Seattle expected to recognize civil unions Mar 9th, Will Jerome hugs partner John Kirby, right, after they attempted to apply for a marriage license Monday.
Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance. The court ruled that banning same-sex marriage is constitutional since the legislature could reasonably believe it furthers the government interest in promoting procreation.