Pa. AG Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban Against ACLU Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (July 11, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday that she would not defend the state’s law banning gay marriage against a legal challenged launched by the American Civil Liberties Union, citing her obligation to defend the constitutional rights of the state’s citizens.

At a press conference staged at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Kane said that her analysis of both the Pennsylvania constitution and the U.S. constitution revealed that the state’s 1996 law defining marriage as between one man and one woman deprived citizens of fundamental...
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