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Judge Jones Says “No” to Intervention in Marriage–Freedom to Marry Protected!

Judge Jones just denied the request to intervene on his decision to give all loving couples the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania. We still have the freedom to marry! As of today there are no other attempts to appeal.

Last week the the Clerk of Schuylkill County filed a motion to intervene in the marriage decision. Judge Jones has the power to deny that motion, and he did. Here’s more information on the decision.

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.”

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