Pennsylvania will not contest ruling

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    May 22, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
    looks like the republican governor has given up:

    reference:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/us/pennsylvania-governor-will-not-appeal-same-sex-marriage-ruling.html?hp&_r=0
  • KissTheSky

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    May 22, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
    A bigot to the end... Republican governor Corbett managed to get a demeaning shot at gay people in his statement, making clear that he does not personally consider them deserving of equal opportunity, which is the official Republican party line.
    However, he is facing a tough reelection campaign, and the polls show clear majorities of his state's voters FAVOR marriage equality. So out goes the anti-gay policies, for now at least.
    It's rare to see a Republican who can read the handwriting on the wall and change to accommodate the new realities.... but it's sad that virtually all the rest of the GOP has become trapped in their own bigoted policies, as the rest of the country moves on and is disgusted with Republican anti-gay campaigns.
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    May 22, 2014 1:52 AM GMT
    This is great hopefully the other Governors in other states will follow his lead....it is only a matter of time before all 50 states have marriage equality. And it started 10 years ago with the first marriages in MA.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 22, 2014 1:08 PM GMT
    DTOBIN2013 saidThis is great hopefully the other Governors in other states will follow his lead....it is only a matter of time before all 50 states have marriage equality. And it started 10 years ago with the first marriages in MA.
    I wouldn't say all 50 states because many conservative southern states will fight this to the very bitter end. Texas especially will fight this federal court ruling to the very bitter end since it is a virulently homophobic state.

    As for Pennsylvania, I am surprised that they still don't protect gays from employment and housing discrimination. The current governor of Pennsylvania really doesn't stand a chance in getting reelected. Many Pennsylvanians don't like the direction their state is heading. Also most of the jobs created by the hydrofracking drilling boom went to out of state residents. Pennsylvanians received very few of the drilling jobs and unemployment remains high in the state's Appalachian counties.
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    May 22, 2014 1:54 PM GMT
    It's very good to see that there won't be an appeal and a hold up in the Court of Appeals like there is here in Ohio.

    Come on Ohio, get your shit together. icon_exclaim.gif