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State of Washington's High Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

By Admin on July 26, 2006 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In the latest in a string of court decisions that have disappointed gay rights advocates, Washington's Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state's 1998 Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits same-sex marriages. The court ruled that the state of Washington's legislature has the power to limit marriage in Washington State to opposite-sex couples.

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