Wedding Vendors Line Up for Lesbian Couple Denied Service at Inne of the Abingtons

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Desiree Mark of Greenfield Township wants to get married without any fuss—but she was taken aback last week when North Abington wedding vendor Inne of the Abingtons told her that, “Unfortunately, we do not hold same sex marriages at our facility. … I truly do hope you find somewhere that will fulfill all your wedding dreams.”

Mark shared the message with her mother, who blasted it on Facebook, creating a social media firestorm that caused other local wedding vendors to take notice. What happened next is kind of just lovely. More from The Times-Tribune.

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Christie in Nashville: Smacks Obama on Middle East Policy, Calls for Obamacare Repeal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Humphrey)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with reporters at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Humphrey)

Speaking to reporters Saturday at a conference of the National Governors Association in Nashville, Tennessee, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continued to talk like a man with plans for a 2016 presidential run while finding new ways to be coy about actually committing to said presidential run. 

For starters, NJ.com reports that Christie took former BFF President Barack Obama to task for his foreign policy in the Middle East:
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Judge Denies Schuylkill County Register of Will’s Petition to Appeal Marriage Equality in PA

Theresa Santai-Gaffney has taken steps to appeal Pennsylvania's recent marriage equality ruling. Photo by Republican & Herald.

Theresa Santai-Gaffney’s steps to appeal Pennsylvania’s recent marriage equality ruling have been denied. Photo by Republican & Herald.

Last week I reported that Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney made a move to halt same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania when she drafted a petition urging Governor Corbett to appeal the ruling. Well today I’m happy to report she’s been stopped dead in her tracks. Yesterday, Judge John Jones III denied her request to intervene, stating that her “deep personal disagreement” with his decision “doesn’t make her a stand-in for the state.” More from Bloomberg:

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Hillary Clinton Accuses Terry Gross of Being “Persistent”

TerryGrossHillary Clinton is on a book tour (PHOTOS: she’s was at the free library Friday morning), and this week, she sat down with Philadelphia’s Terry Gross for an interview that aired on NPR’s Fresh Air.

The interview has generated a lot of controversy thanks to a rather awkward section where Gross questions Clinton on the hot topic of gay marriage.

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Register of Wills Seeks to Appeal PA Gay Marriage Ruling

Theresa Santai-Gaffney has taken steps to appeal Pennsylvania's recent marriage equality ruling. Photo by Republican & Herald.

Theresa Santai-Gaffney has taken steps to appeal Pennsylvania’s recent marriage equality ruling. Photo by Republican & Herald.

Schuylkill County’s Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney wants it to rain on our parade. She has filed a petition asking a federal court judge to allow her to appeal Judge John Jones III’s recent decision to strike down the state’s same-sex marriage ban. More from the Republican & Herald:

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572 Ways Marriage Counts in Pennsylvania

Ahead of its town hall meeting on same-sex marriage tonight, the Mazzoni Center has released a sizable report laying out all the benefits marriage equality brings to us here in Pennsylvania — all 572 of them. The report, “How Marriage Counts: 572 Ways Marriage Counts in Pennslyvania, “summarizes the legal benefits and obligations conveyed by state-recognized marriage, identifying 572 individual statutory provisions that afford rights or create obligations based on marital status or otherwise pertain to an individual’s marital status.”

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