DC marriage referendum reaches high court

Keen News Service: “The lawsuit is Jackson v. D.C., an appeal that asks whether the District of Columbia charter (the city’s equivalent to a constitution) can bar voters from considering a ballot measure that would amend the charter in a way that would violate the city’s human rights law . . . And in its new petition, filed October 12 by the right-wing Alliance Defense Fund, the Jackson group argues the D.C. Court of Appeals decision has ‘left the District’s citizens without immediate recourse on the issue of marriage’ and ‘approved a Council-imposed limitation on the people’s Charter-based initiative power.’”