Washington, DC, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected a challenge to the Massachusetts Supreme Court's ruling in favor of gay marriage.
The rejection of review by the nation's highest court sets no precedent, and some future challenge could be accepted. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request for a stay of the state court's ruling.
The challenge rejected Monday relied on the "guarantee clause" of the U.S. Constitution. The clause says in part, "The United States shall guarantee to every state ... a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them ..."
The challengers, state citizens, said the Massachusetts Supreme Court's ruling usurped the role of the executive and legislative branches, in violation of the Massachusetts Constitution.
The state court ruled last November, but the ruling eventually may be overturned on a state initiative.
I'm so glad that the US Supreme Court decided that it will not let American citizens fight against the oppression of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. It is things like this that make me wish we could remove justices from state and federal courts.