Ruling Expected Today in Challenge to Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The ACLU is holding a rally on the north side of City Hall today at 5 p.m. in response to today’s expected same-sex marriage ruling.

[UPDATE: 2: 41 p.m.] The ban has been overturned. 


Plugged-in local lawyer Adam Bonin — who has worked this election season for Daylin Leach and helped Brian Sims kick Babette Josephs off the ballot — tweeted last night that a ruling is expected today on a challenge in federal courts to Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban.

The ACLU also manually retweeted one of its lawyers, Molly Tack-Hooper, expecting a decision.

Twenty-one plaintiffs sued last July in federal court, the first challenge to Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban since it was passed in 1996.

The ACLU has planned rallies for across the state tonight to respond to the decision; Philadelphia’s is on the north side of City Hall at 5 p.m.

Follow Philly Mag’s G-Philly blog for continuing coverage of this important day.

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  • matthew brandley

    ACLU the slime of America along with muslims and etheists destroying everything that was once great in our country

    • C.W. Mote

      The ACLU may disagree with your reprehensible views, but sure as the sun they will defend your constitutional right to express them.

      • matthew brandley

        Again you libturds attack anyone who disagrees with anything you disagree with any you are a prime example . I suugest you educate your pathetic sorry ass as to whats realy going on in the world loser

        • C.W. Mote

          OK. Props on your correct spelling of “loser”, I guess…

        • Vivienne

          Again, Matthew, your atrocious spelling and grammar lead me to believe that you are not very bright….or at least not very well-educated. Which is probably why you are as uninformed, prejudiced and filled with anger as you are. I’m sorry for you. But I suggest that you might feel a bit better if you addressed your own deficiencies – maybe got some help learning to write, and to question and comprehend what you read and hear a little more completely. Trust me when I tell you that it could make all the difference in the way you feel about yourself, and the way you see the world.

    • Vivienne

      The word is spelled atheists, Matthew. Why is it that bigots are always the least educated?