In a 5-4 ruling today the state supreme court of Washington has upheld the state’s DOMA law. Gay activists and their supporters were predicatbly dissapointed by the ruling, but many have stated that they believe in time the law will be changed. Groups in favor of preserving the traditional definition of marriage as a heterosexual one on the other hand are obviously happy about the ruling.
The ruling does not prohibit gay marriage from ever being recognized, it merely says that the issue is one that the legislature has jurisdiction over.
With the ruling, Massachusetts remains the only state which recognizes gay marriage.