20 May 2014

Good news: Federal judge rules PA's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

In another step forward towards equality for all, today U.S. District Judge John E. Jones II ruled that Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

As of this writing, it is not known whether or not ultra-conservative Governor Tom Corbett's administration will appeal the ruling, but some church groups are urging him to do so.

With Corbett up for reelection in November, whatever he decides here - either way - could have some effect on his chances of staying in office.

In the meantime, marriage licenses for same-sex couples are being issued around the state. Congratulations to the happy couples whose unions will now no longer be seen as second-class.

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