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Is Pa. the Next Marriage Equality State?

Is Pa. the Next Marriage Equality State?

Pennsylvania, the only state in the Northeast that does not permit same-sex nuptials, may be the next marriage battleground as a case moves to trial.

Whitewood v. White will be heard by U.S. District Judge John Jones June 9 in Harrisburg. Brushing aside pleas to dismiss the case by some state officials, Jones also refused to delay the trial in the suit, which was filed by same-sex couples after much of the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in June.

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania's new Democratic attorney general, refuses to defend Pennsylvania's "mini-DOMA," but the state's Republican governor, Tom Corbett, supports the status quo. Read more here.

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