USA, Pennsylvania: Lawmakers Press Governor Corbett To Drop Appeal of Marriage Equality Case

Written by scott on October 22nd, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Tom CorbettTwo Democratic lawmakers are pushing Governor Tom Corbett to drop his appeal of the states marriage equality case, following in the footsteps of Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey.

Joe.My.God reports:

State Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Phila., sponsors of a Pennsylvania marriage-equality bill, called on Gov. Tom Corbett to follow the lead of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriages in New Jersey. “Once again, we’re seeing that even conservative Republicans are realizing that all Americans deserve equal rights,” Sims said. “Unfortunately, here in Pennsylvania, where LGBT Pennsylvanians lack even a single LGBT civil right, some members of the Republican Party would sooner be the Republicans of 1955 rather than 2025. It’s unconscionable that Pennsylvanians who get married out of state can still be fired for putting a wedding photo on their desks.”

How long until these Republican governors all see the writing on the wall?

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. David Moore says:

    I don’t think that Governor Christie abandoned his appeal because of some epiphany about marriage equality. He is a pragmatist and realized that he would lose before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Governor Corbett has reason to be optimistic in that the PA Supreme Court is likelier to uphold the ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Our only relief in Pennsylvania will come from the federal bench or the voting booth.

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