Friday, February 11, 2005

Dotting i's

In two months, the final challenge to stay the Goodridge decision that permitted same-sex marriage in Massachusetts will take place before the Supreme Judicial Court. This is the wheels of justice grinding exceedingly fine and slowly. It is likely to have no meaning other than finalizing the status.

C. Joseph Doyle vs. Hillary Goodridge et al. (also known as Doyle v. Goodridge) was one of those desperate stabs at getting the court to reconsider the decision. It attempted to block implementation of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The process requires that this action gets a briefing to the course and oral arguments. It is a virtual certainty that the court will yawn.

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