Pennsylvanians Sue To Ax State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Law360, Philadelphia (July 9, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A group of more than 20 gay and lesbian Pennsylvanians filed a federal lawsuit in Harrisburg, Pa., on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a 1996 state law defining marriage as between one man and one woman, arguing that the measure deprived them of benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.

The suit, which is being pursued by attorneys with the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, seeks a judgment that would find the 1996 law in violation of the...
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