Supreme Court won't annul gay-marriage okay in Mass.
|THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a dispute over gay marriages, rejecting a challenge to the nations only law sanctioning such unions.
Justices had been asked by conservative groups to overturn the year-old decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. They declined, without comment...read on
Merita Hopkins, a city attorney in Boston, had told justices in court papers that the people who filed the suit have not shown they suffered an injury and could not bring a challenge to the Supreme Court. Deeply felt interest in the outcome of a case does not constitute an actual injury, she said.
Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly told justices that voters can overrule the Supreme Court by adopting a constitutional amendment.
The lawsuit was filed by the Florida-based Liberty Counsel on behalf of Robert Largess, the vice president of the Catholic Action League, and 11 state lawmakers.