Pa. Looks To Take Gay Marriage Suit To 3rd Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (November 26, 2013, 8:38 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania officials defending the state’s gay marriage ban from a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality asked a federal court Monday to let them appeal the pending suit to the Third Circuit, saying the claims don’t fall under federal jurisdiction.

The defendants argue that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1972 decision in Baker v. Nelson is a basis for dismissing the suit. In that ruling, the justices declined to review a ruling by Minnesota’s Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of a state law banning same-sex marriage on grounds that...
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