May 20th, 2014 | by NIGEL JAQUISS |

Pennsylvania Judge Nixes Gay Marriage Ban

     
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A day after a federal Oregon judge made a similar ruling, the Washington Post is reporting that a U.S. District Court Judge in Pennsylvania today ruled that state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. 

Here's the Post's synopsis of the quickly-changing national landscape:

 

Since the Supreme Court’s decision last June, federal judges have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage advocates in Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Idaho and Oregon. Those judges have ruled either that states must allow same-sex marriage or afford legal recognition to couples who married in other states.

Virtually all of the rulings since the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision have cited the same two protections in weakening or striking down altogether same-sex marriage bans in states. Pennsylvania was the last Northeastern state to have a same-sex marriage ban on the books.

 
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