Couples Blast Corbett's Dismissal Bid In Gay Marriage Row
By Matt Fair
Law360, Philadelphia (October 23, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs challenging a Pennsylvania law banning same-sex marriage on Monday blasted a bid by Gov. Tom Corbett to dismiss their lawsuit by arguing that a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found that states had broad latitude to define marital relationships no longer had bearing on the dispute.
The plaintiffs slammed Corbett’s reliance on the high court’s ruling in Baker v. Nelson — a case in which the justices declined to review a ruling by Minnesota’s Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of a state law banning...