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Schuylkill County Clerk Just Filed Motion to Overturn Marriage Decision, Equality PA Responds

 

The fact is that marriage matters to all families and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families in Pennsylvania deserve the same dignity and protection as anyone else.
– Ted Martin, Executive Director, Equality PA

Harrisburg – Equality PA, Executive Director, Ted Martin commented on the recent motion filed by the Clerk of Schuylkill County:

Ted Martin said, “It saddens me, as I am sure it saddens many Pennsylvanians, that some individuals are having such a hard time accepting that all people deserve to be treated equally regardless of our differences. We have branches of government for a reason, and the judicial branch has a legitimate right to interpret whether laws meet the constitutional standards that our nation’s founders created.

We are glad that Judge Jones examined the case and came to a reasonable conclusion. We also thank Gov. Corbett for recognizing that the majority of Pennsylvanian’s understand that love is love.

The fact is that marriage matters to all families, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families in Pennsylvania deserve the same dignity and protection as anyone else.”

Click here to download the press release announcing the motion to intervene.

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