Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has until June 20th to appeal the overturn of the ban on same-sex marriage and NOM is flailing about in typical fashion.
The people of Pennsylvania have been denied due process on so many levels when it comes to the marriage debate — it must stop. Take the time today to join our friends at the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network in urging support for resolutions spearheaded by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R.-Butler) in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Sen. John Eichelberger (R.-Hollidaysburg) in the Senate calling for the Corbett Administration to appeal the recent court decision that invalidated Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act. While the State Legislature, with the support of the people, approved the state’s Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, since then the people have been roundly ignored and law of the land flouted. The people, through their elected officials, have repeatedly asked for the right to vote and enshrine the definition of marriage in the State’s constitution.
PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Last October, GOP state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe launched a campaign to impeach AG Kathleen Kane. In August 2013, Melcalfe called for impeaching all pro-gay politicians. In June 2013, Metcalf used a chamber rule to stop openly gay state Rep. Brian Sims from speaking about the historic DOMA ruling on the state House floor, saying that Sims was in “open rebellion against God’s law.” In 2011 and in 2012 Metcalfe introduced bills to insert a ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution. Both attempts failed.