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Governor Corbett will NOT appeal gay marriage ruling


Governor Corbett issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s ruling:

“I have thoroughly reviewed Judge Jones’ opinion in the Whitewood case.  Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal.  Therefore, after review of the opinion and on the advice of my Commonwealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge Jones’ decision.


“As a Roman Catholic, the traditional teaching of my faith has not wavered. I continue to maintain the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.  My duties as Governor require that I follow the laws as interpreted by the Courts and make a judgment as to the likelihood of a successful appeal.


“Throughout the debate on this important and meaningful issue, I have maintained that Commonwealth officials and agencies would follow the provisions of Pennsylvania’s marriage law unless or until a court says otherwise.  The court has spoken, and I will ensure that my administration follows the provisions of Judge Jones’ order with respect for all parties.


“It is my hope that as the important issue of same-sex relationships continues to be addressed in our society, that all involved be treated with respect.”


3 Comments to “Governor Corbett will NOT appeal gay marriage ruling”

    Jason said:
    May 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    I really do not care what these people do behind closed doors but why do they have to be all out in the public. Being Gay is a mental disease and is not natural. And I for one do want my kids to be around or see these abominations. The judge that made this ruling did so because he can and by doing so has destroyed America a little bit more

      jdh5153 said:
      May 21, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      It would appear you are the one with the mental disease.

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