USA, Pennsylvania: Another Lawsuit for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on July 9th, 2013

Pennsylvania mapMarriage equality lawsuits are popping up faster than weeds after a rainstorm. The latest one is in Pennsylvania – Philly.com reports:

A federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage will be filed Tuesday by 11 gay couples and others who say their rights and dignity have been trampled. The suit comes 13 days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, and as national polls show that record numbers of Americans support gay unions. “Our lives are the same as other people’s lives, and we certainly deserve the same rights and benefits,” said plaintiff Maureen Hennessey, who legally married another Philadelphia woman in Massachusetts. When her spouse died, Hennessey said, she suffered financial penalties not imposed on heterosexual widows.

The suit comes at the same time that a marriage equality bill is being introduced in the legislature – by hook or by crook, right?

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