The Associated Press is reporting that
foes of a DC gay marriage law set to take effect Wednesday are asking
the Supreme Court to halt its start.
The challenge was filed with Chief
Justice John Roberts on Monday. Opponents say the law should be put
up for a vote.
The government of DC approved the law
in December, but has been defending gay marriage since it approved a
law last spring that recognizes the marriages of gay and lesbian
couples from other states.
A last-minute appeal to the District of
Columbia Appeals Court, which
was rejected Friday, left opponents with few legal options to
head off the law from going into effect.
The Supreme Court has already agreed
to hear two cases that involve gay rights.