Skip to comments.Corbett says Pennsylvania won't appeal same-sex marriage case
Posted on 05/21/2014 12:39:31 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania's governor says he won't appeal a court decision that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Gov. Tom Corbett's decision Wednesday means that same-sex marriage will remain legal in Pennsylvania, without the threat that a higher court will reinstate the ban.
"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," Corbett said.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III struck down Pennsylvania's 1996 law banning recognition of gay marriage, calling it unconstitutional.
Corbett's decision goes against his political beliefs. He opposes same-sex marriage and supported thus-far unsuccessful efforts to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage.
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No he doesn't. Otherwise he'd uphold his oath and fight it.
Another useless Republican.
Actually “useless Republican” is redundant.
I suppose he’s against ObamaCare too just like the GOPe is. But, “it’s the law of the land”.
Loser. Let’s hope the voters punish this sack of turd.
Notice the other side never stops fighting. Corbett also gave us a nice fat gas tax increase!
Of course not. Not during an election year.
He is, after all, just another career politician, interested in serving the lobbyists who elected him.
He is one of the few incumbent governors in America who is likely to lose in November. His word is no good. Bob
He made this bold statement while sitting at his desk with his trousers around his ankles.
As bad as Corbett is, Wolf would be worse.
We are left with no choice whatsoever here in PA.
Yes, he broke his NO TAX pledge. Now he says that he KEPT his promise not to raise INCOME taxes. Corbett said ALL taxes in 2010. Just like Bush 41, Republicans will desert him in droves, allowing Communist Tom Wolf to win. Bob
In Michigan Rick Snyder is hardly a conservative but at least he continues to fight and we got a stay as a result.
Along with the judge who made this decision (a Bush 43 appointee).
RINOs do not oppose the leftist agenda for the most part.
Judges have no power to impose gay marriage but the inaction by the GOPe has allowed this to continue
The choice of many thousands of Pennsylvania conservatives will be to stay home. He has demoralized his base, and he has run tepid commercials against Wolf, failing to drive up Wolf’s negatives. Any contribution to Corbett will be money flushed down the toilet. Bob
GFR. And I don't mean "Grand Funk Railroad."
Can we get some talk of the good that Tom Corbett has done ? The man has been a friend of the gun owner.
Exactly. Bush also was a disaster, whose weak leadership brought us Maobama. Bob