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Washington Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act Does Not Violate State ConstitutionJuly 26, 2006
The Court’s lead opinion was authored by Justice Barbara Madsen, holding the Washington Defense of Marriage Act does not violate the Washington State Constitution. This decision overturns trial court decisions in King and Thurston Superior Courts in this case.
Signing Justice Madsen’s opinion are Chief Justice Gerry Alexander and Associate Chief Justice
The Court had three dissenting opinions, one authored by Justice Mary E. Fairhurst which was signed by
The Court’s opinion including concurrences and dissents is available online at www.courts.wa.gov, along with links to the RealAudio of the oral argument.
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