Last updated on: 5/21/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Pennsylvania Becomes 19th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Pennsylvania Becomes 19th State to Legalize Gay Marriage – On May 20, 2014, US District Court Judge John Jones III ruled that Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The state’s attorney general had declined to defend the ban in court, and Governor Tom Corbett decided not to appeal the ruling, saying an appeal would be “extremely unlikely to succeed.” Officials began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the decision.