Same-sex marriage: Pennsylvania judge throws ban into ‘ash heap of history’

(More good news, as posted to my Gazette blog yesterday. There are several photos with the version on Turning the Page, which I can’t post here for copyright reasons. But you can read the post here and click on this link to see some of the happy people in Pennsylvania, if you want.)

Yesterday, Oregon.

Today, Pennsylvania.

Smiles . . .

There are several reports online about Pennsylvania, where Judge John E. Jones III has thrown out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

God, I love feel-good stories like this!

According to USA Today, the judge called the couples who brought the case “courageous” and said his ruling brings the court in line with “12 federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage.”

Here’s another great quote from the USA Today article:

(The judge) said the term “same-sex marriage” will be abandoned in favor of “marriage” someday. “We are a better people than what these laws represent,” Jones wrote. “It is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”

Wow . . . I love that man.

– Jillian

Update:  Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that he will not appeal the decision, so it stands. Same-sex couples have equal marriage rights in Pennsylvania now. I’ve written a separate post about that today in Turning the Page . . .

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