What good news!!!! Right before the Mistress is getting ready to depart for the Memorial holiday next week, CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER TO THE GOOD GAY FOLK of Pennsylvannia when the ban on gay marriage was struck down. I was beginning to think PA would be the last state to give in, although we were the last one in the Northeast. Better Late then never. I am proud that the judge and our state can now let the gay folk who want to marry the right!!!!! This from the New York Times-
Continuing a rush of rulings that have struck down marriage limits across the country, a federal judge in Pennsylvania on Tuesday declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.
“We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history,” wrote Judge John E. Jones III of Federal District Court in a decision posted on Tuesday afternoon.
Judge Jones, who is based in Harrisburg, Pa., was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002.
Judge Jones did not issue a stay, writing, “By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples will be recognized as such in the Commonwealth.” Pennsylvania is the last of the Northeast states with a ban on same-sex marriage. Gov. Tom Corbett ( of course) did not immediately say whether he would ask the Federal Circuit Court in Philadalphia to delay enforcement pending an appeal, and gay rights advocates said they hoped that marriages would start as early as Tuesday afternoon.
COCK-A-TAILS ARE ON THE MISTRESS!!!!!!
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal the Same-Sex Marriage ruling.