Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An Epic Day in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, May 20, 2014, the Honorable John E. Jones, III, of United States District Judge from the Middle District of Pennsylvania, ruled that the Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same sex marriage,is unconstitutional and should be struck down, and that same sex marriage will be allowed.  In making this ruling,  he stated: 

Based on the foregoing, we hold that Pennsylvania’s Marriage Laws violate both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
We are a better people that what these [old] laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”

I cannot agree more with Judge Jones.  I believe "marriage" and "family" are words that apply to all who love and have created a  unit of people to whom they are committed and dedicated.  

May 20, 2014 was a great day in Pennsylvania.  I hope other states that have yet to allow or recognize same sex marriage will follow suit. As Judge Jones said, we are better people than what those old laws represent.    

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