Third Circuit Court Rejects Appeal of PA Gay Marriage Equality Ruling

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It’s official: We can say goodbye to any attempt to overturn Pennsylvania’s marriage equality ruling.

Today, a Third Circuit Court rejected Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffne’s attempted appeal of U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III’s historic May 2014 ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Today’s decision states that Santai-Gaffine had no real reason to file the claim, as she was not harmed by the May 2014 ruling. In other words, her case was thrown out due to lack of standing.


The rejection of Santai-Gaffne's case by the Third Circuit seems to put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, on the ban of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

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