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PA Gov. Tom Corbett’s Last Stand

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is weeks away from a double-digit drubbing at the hands of LGBT ally and hate crimes law advocate Tom Wolf. This is the ad Corbett is going out with.

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Corbett Condemns Gay Bashing, Dodges On Pending Hate Crimes Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett yesterday finally issued a condemnation of the brutal mob gay-bashing in Philadelphia that has gotten national headlines for two weeks, but his office refused to say whether Corbett supports the renewed push for a statewide hate crimes law. Tony Meverick reports at Buzzfeed: “In the wake of the crime in Philadelphia, the governor condemns the attack ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Wolf Endorses Hate Crimes Bill

“The recent vicious attack perpetrated on two men in Philadelphia is incomprehensible and those responsible should be severely punished. We, as a society and a community, cannot stand for these assaults on our individual freedoms. No one, no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation, should ever have to live in fear of walking down the street. William Penn founded ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: NOM Launches Last Minute Campaign To Stop Marriages

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 ...

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Slams Corbett: Not Defending Marriage Leads To Anarchy

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert took a swipe at fellow GOP Gov. Tom Corbett today for not appealing the legalization of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. Herbert made the comments Thursday during his monthly televised news conference on KUED. The Republican governor said he’s dismayed by the suggestion that Utah should drop its defense of the 2004 voter-approved ban because public opinion ...

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Hate Group Has The Tom Corbett Sadz

“The Pennsylvania Family Institute expressed disappointment and dismay today at the decision of Gov. Tom Corbett not to appeal the decision by United States District Judge John E. Jones III overturning the historic and long-standing definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Marriage between one man and one woman has no parallels. Social science and ...

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Brian Brown Has The Tom Corbett Sadz

“Governor Corbett claims to be a man of principle and a supporter of marriage. Indeed, in the very statement issued today announcing that he will not appeal this ruling, Corbett cites his own Catholic faith with regard to marriage. But Governor Corbett is abandoning marriage with this choice. He is also turning his back on the people of Pennsylvania and ...

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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Governor WILL NOT Appeal Marriage Equality Ruling!

“I have thoroughly reviewed Judge Jones’ opinion in the Whitewood case. Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal. Therefore, after review of the opinion and on the advice of my Commonwealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge Jones’ decision. As a Roman ...

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PA Gov. Tom Corbett: I’ll Tell You What I Think About The Ruling Tomorrow

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Pennsylvania Hate Group Has The Sadz

“Dear Gov. Corbett, I am greatly disappointed in the Federal Court ruling overturning Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act and redefining marriage. I encourage you to continue to fight and to appeal this ruling. This ruling short-circuits the public debate and casts aside the will of the people of Pennsylvania and our elected representatives. I strongly urge you to appeal the ...

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ACLU Petitions Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: Don’t Appeal Today’s Marriage Ruling

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PENNSYLVANIA: Governor Tom Corbett Backs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who so far had been no friend to the gay community, has backed a bill that would protect LGBT residents from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. Corbett, who has previously staked out conservative positions on social issues, told The Inquirer that he was “coming out in support” of the bill after learning that federal ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Marriage Trial Date Set

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge Friday set June 9 as the trial date for a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s gay-marriage ban after rejecting a request to delay the proceeding. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III also set a timetable for pre-trial motions and other paperwork to be filed before the trial at the federal courthouse in Harrisburg. Jones ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Sims & McCarter Call On Gov. Corbett To Give Up Like Christie

Just in via press release: State Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Phila., sponsors of a Pennsylvania marriage-equality bill, called on Gov. Tom Corbett to follow the lead of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriages in New Jersey. “Once again, we’re seeing that even conservative Republicans are realizing that all Americans deserve ...

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett: You Can’t Sue Me For Marriage Equality

Lawyers for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett have filed a legal brief which claims that he is exempt from being named a defendant in marriage equality lawsuits filed in the federal court system. Gov. Tom Corbett’s legal team argued that the U.S. Constitution provides state officials immunity from being sued in federal court without their consent. The governor’s lawyers contend that ...

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HomoQuotable – PA Rep. Brian Sims

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PA Gov. Tom Corbett Fauxpologizes

“I explained that current Pennsylvania statute delineates categories of individuals unable to obtain a marriage license. As an example, I cited siblings as one such category, which is clearly defined in state law. My intent was to provide an example of these categories. My words were not intended to offend anyone. If they did, I apologize.” – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Governor Tom Corbett Compares Same-Sex Marriage To Incest

Zack Ford writes at Think Progress: In an interview Friday morning with WHP-TV, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) demonstrated that his own impressions of marriage equality are just as offensive as those of his lawyers that he tried to distance himself in August. Arguing against a county clerk who’d begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, they suggested that those ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Governor Hires Outside Attorney To Fight Marriage Lawsuit

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has hired an outside attorney to defend against the marriage equality lawsuit brought in July. Because state Attorney General Kathleen Kane won’t do it. William Lamb, a Republican and founding partner of the West Chester-based firm Lamb McErlane, is one of the most prominent figures in that Pennsylvania legal community having served on the state Supreme ...

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