Foes Of Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Blast 3rd Circ. Bid

Law360, Philadelphia (December 4, 2013, 5:40 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage said Monday that a bid by Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration for an interlocutory appeal to the Third Circuit to determine whether claims in the lawsuit fell under federal jurisdiction would create needlessly delay.

The plaintiffs argued in a brief that the Corbett administration had not met the criteria needed for a judge to certify an interlocutory appeal challenging a November decision rejecting arguments that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1972 decision in Baker v. Nelson — in which the justices...
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