Gay Marriage Now Legal in Pennsylvania

By Brian Ries

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A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban, one day after a judge in Oregon did the same.

“We now join the twelve federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage,” U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III writes in his decision.

Pennsylvania’s law, passed in 1996 by Republican Gov. Tom Ridge, defined marriage as “a civil contract by which one man …read more

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