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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Courts "Gay Marriage Turns Tide as Governors Drop Defense of Bans"

Sophia Pearson, Erik Larson and Romy Varghese report in Bloomberg in a story that begins (ILB emphasis):

Pennsylvania, the last northeastern state to prohibit gay marriage, will let a judge’s ruling end the ban without a fight as Governor Tom Corbett follows others in conceding court losses.

The ruling made Pennsylvania the 25th state to have gay marriage declared legal by voters, lawmakers or courts, evenly dividing the nation almost a year after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling triggered a flood of lawsuits.

Corbett, a Republican who is running for re-election this year, is the latest governor to abandon defense of same-sex marriage bans after court rulings, following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, both Republicans.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 22, 2014 09:31 AM
Posted to Courts in general