Friday, May 14, 2004

Tauro: No TRO 

I posted a summary of the latest developments on Goodridge over at the New England School of Law OUTLaws blog. Check over there for the full scoop and related links. In a nutshell:

-US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro rejected the request for a temporary restraining order against implementation of Goodridge. He held that the SJC was completely within its authority in hearing the case and reinterpreting the definition of marriage in the commonwealth.

-Attorney Matthew Staver, who argued for the TRO, is appealing the decision and is confident that if necessary the Supreme Court will hear the case before Monday.

-Opponents of gay marriage continue to predict dire consequences and eventual victory.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 8:13 AM