The Washington, D.C. Board of Elections now says voters cannot weigh in on whether to ban same-sex marriage.
The board issued an order, Tuesday, saying "because the initiative would authorize discrimination prohibited by the human rights act, it is not a proper subject for initiative."
However, a group called Stand for Marriage D.C. has promoted an initiative that would recognize marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The group plans to appeal the election board's ruling.
The head of Stand for Marriage D.C., Bishop Harry Jackson, joined CBN News with a reaction to the district's decision.
What is the next step for the group in fighting for traditional marriage? Click play for his answer.