Tuesday, July 25, 2006

All Hell Comes to Olympia

One way or another tomorrow, there will be a lot of unhappy people in Washington State. In a minimalist notice, the State Supreme Court announced by surreptitious Website blurb that it will release its same-sex marriage ruling tomorrow.

There was no indication of any type about the nature of the decision.

The whole of the notification is:

Washington Supreme Court Announces Decision in Andersen v. King County Expected Tomorrow

July 25, 2006

Olympia, July 25, 2006-- The Washington Supreme Court has announced that a decision in Andersen v. King County, a consolidated case regarding Washington’s Defense of Marriage Act, is expected tomorrow, July 26, 2006.

The Court’s opinion including any concurrences and dissents will be available online via the Washington Courts web site at www.courts.wa.gov in an Adobe Acrobat “PDF” format.

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Anonymous said...

There will be day-of-decision events all over WA, no matter how the court rules. Find out when/where at http://equalrightswashington.org/

Anonymous said...

Our side needs a win.

massmarrier said...

I relish the idea of a beachhead on the other coast.

This 16-month decision-in-the-making is anxiety making too. The various possible outcomes and lack of leaks has made it worse.

I am hoping for a clean victory and not one of those New York oh-let-the-legislature-do-it things.

Anonymous said...

We lost.

They ruled no fundamental right to same-sex marriage.

As soon as they frame the question that way, instead of, 'is there a fundamental right to marry', then you know they will rule against you.

That's the wrong damn question!!!!

massmarrier said...

I must say I was very surprised that they acted like the New York court in so narrowly defining the questions. They really only asked whether the legislature had the right to regulate marriage by DOMA standards.