EQUALITY TODAY: Auditor Says PA is Wasting Its Money on Fight Against Gay Marriage

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Another state lawmaker is speaking out against Pennsylvania’s fight against same-sex marriage, this time citing the fact that PA is wasting millions in (our!) tax dollars to fight the “unfair law” that denies us the right to marry. More from ABC:

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said cutting out the millions of dollars in outside legal expenses won’t solve [Pennsylvania’s] estimated $1 billion budget shortfall, but he said it would be a step in the right direction.




"We cannot afford to pay $300-400 per hour to fight for an unfair law that denies recognition of, and penalizes, legally married same-sex couples," DePasquale said in a statement. "We can't afford legal bills like this when the administration is looking at making additional budget cuts. We've already seen the financial devastation from previous education cuts."

I was never one for economics in school, but I have to say I'm decidedly with Auditor General DePasquale on this one. You can read the rest of the story here.

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  • Kevin

    He’s absolutely right. “We cannot afford to pay $300-400 per hour to fight for an UNFAIR LAW that denies recognition of, and penalizes, legally married same-sex couples.”