Couples Blast Corbett's Dismissal Bid In Gay Marriage Row

Law360, Philadelphia (October 23, 2013, 5:07 PM ET) -- 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...
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Case Information

Case Title

Whitewood et al v. Corbett et al

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


John E. Jones, III

Date Filed

July 9, 2013

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