in Pennsylvania's First Congressional District's_1st_congressional_district
and the Central Garden State

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gov. Corbett and DOMA

"Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday night filed a request in federal court asking U.S. Middle District Judge John Jones to hand down a summary judgment in lieu of a trial, which had been set for June 9.  Corbett's motion, filed by attorney William Lamb, who is representing the Commonwealth in the case, concludes that the 1996 Pennsylvania Marriage Law passes constitutional muster under the applicable rational basis review, and for that reason, Jones should rule in favor of the state.  Corbett’s request came just hours after attorneys for the 11 couples challenging the state Defense of Marriage Act on Monday filed a similar motion. Attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union are among those representing the plaintiffs.  Jones is not expected to decide on whether he will rule on the case without a trial until after May 12" (Ivey DeJesus,, 4/22/14).

The Pennsylania Catholic Conference has a special site, to facilitate messages to Governor Corbett: "I Support Marriage and Pennsylvania's DOMA."

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