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.