Wash. State Supreme Court Lets Stand Mayor's Grant of Same-Sex Benefits

Excerpt: The Washington Supreme Court has refused to review a lower court's decision that allows the mayor of Seattle to grant same-sex marriage benefits to employees of the city, in apparent conflict with the state's Defense of Marriage Act, which had been upheld by the same Supreme Court. The Pacific Justice Institute, a values-oriented public interest firm, brought the request to review the conflict with the state law.

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