Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

Amy Worden and Angela Couloumbis, reporting for The Philadelphia Inquirer:

The decision by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III marked the first and most significant to date in a series of court challenges to the state’s 1996 ban.

“We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them onto the ash heap of history,” Jones wrote in the 39-page opinion. “By virtue of this, ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples will be recognized as such in the Commonwealth.”


Interesting, too, that Jones was a Bush appointee, and cited an argument by Antonin Scalia.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014