ACLU, Couples to File Federal Lawsuit for Gay Marriage in Pennsylvania

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the natural outcome of the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling just 13 days ago. Pennsylvania’s own Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996, is set to face some trouble of its own today thanks to 11 gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union. The group plans to file a federal lawsuit in Harrisburg against the state that seeks to overturn the law, which defines a legal marriage as being between one man and one woman. The ACLU says that’s unconstitutional because it denies gay couples many of the rights afforded to straight couples. Should the law be overturned, Pennsylvania would become the 14th state to legalize marriage. Here’s to hoping. []