Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage Challenge In D.C.

The Supreme Court today rejected, without comment, a challenge to the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington, D.C.

The rejection means the law will stand.

Bishop Harry Jackson, a pastor from Maryland, wanted the high court to hear his case against the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. The board refused to put a marriage initiative on the ballot, arguing that such a move would amount to discrimination.[TPM SLIDESHOW: Put A Ring On It: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In DC]

Other courts, including D.C. Superior Court, have agreed with the board.

D.C. legalized same-sex marriage in December 2009.