This afternoon US District Court Judge John E. Jones III, an appointee of George W. Bush, struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Jones ruled that the ban was unconstitutional.

This is the 14th similar decision, in a row, to nullify state marriage bans since the United States Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of DOMA was unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor.

Earlier in the day the ACLU issued a press release that reads, in part, “After Judge Jones issues his decision in Whitewood, we will be
hosting Decision Day rallies all across the state where we hope to
celebrate a favorable ruling for the freedom to marry!”

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.