Pennsylvania Gov. Won't Appeal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
It looks the battle is over in Pennsylvania and we're victorious!! Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has announced that he will be appealing Tuesday's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will not be appealing Tuesday’s ruling bringing marriage equality to the Keystone State.
Judge John E. Jones III decided Tuesday that the statutory ban violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
“I have thoroughly reviewed Judge Jones’ opinion in the Whitewood case,” Corbett said in a statement Wednesday. “Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal. Therefore, after review of the opinion and on the advice of my Commonwealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge Jones’ decision.
Fantastic news! Way to make the right call, Governor. Congrats Pennsylvanians!!