Posts Tagged: doma

State Representatives Support Clerk’s Appeal for Marriage

June 11, 2014 | 26 comments | Posted in Children, Family, marriage, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , ,

From Pennlive.com:

Twenty Republican House members signed a letter addressed to Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney supporting her decision to legally intervene against the May 20th decision by U.S. Middle District Court Judge John Jones dismantling the … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Doesn’t Have Final Say on Same-Sex Unions

January 16, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Religious Freedom, Sexuality, Supreme Court | Tags: , , , ,

By Emily Kreps

A well-written column written by our friends at Family Research Council:

To the casual observer, the Supreme Court seems to have given its stamp of approval to same-sex marriage, and both Congress and the states have been … Read more

PA Marriage Case Set for June

November 25, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

Our Pennsylvania marriage law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is now set to go to trial in June, 2014. The ACLU has sued to overturn DOMA, which states that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Please pray … Read more

Victory for Marriage, Victory for Rule of Law

September 12, 2013 | 3 comments | Posted in marriage | Tags: , , ,

Judge Halts Renegade Local Official from Ignoring Marriage Law

(Harrisburg, PA) – The Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds the decision today of Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini to stop the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in Pennsylvania.

An era of lawlessness … Read more

State Sues to Stop Rogue Montgomery County Official

July 30, 2013 | No comments | Posted in marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , ,

AP:

Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

The state Health Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Commonwealth Court against D. Bruce Hanes. He oversees the granting of … Read more

Contact Kane: “Do Your Job!”

July 15, 2013 | No comments | Posted in marriage, Politics | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania law states that: “It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to uphold and defend the constitutionality of all statutes so as to prevent their suspension or abrogation…”

Click here to send Attorney General Kane a message of Read more

ACLU Sues to Radically Redefine Marriage in Pennsylvania

July 9, 2013 | 6 comments | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , ,

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Family Institute today expressed disappointment in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) seeking to radically redefine marriage and overturn Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act.

That law, passed overwhelmingly by … Read more

Reaction to SCOTUS Ruling on Marriage

June 26, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage | Tags: , , ,

Pennsylvania Family Institute reaffirms its commitment to preserving the traditional definition of marriage in the wake of today’s Supreme Court decisions, which leave popularly-enacted state definitions of marriage intact.

At the federal level, the Court ruled that the federal government … Read more

Dept of Justice Refuses to Uphold DOMA … Again

February 23, 2012 | No comments | Posted in marriage | Tags: ,

From NYT:

The Obama administration said it would not defend the constitutionality of statutes blocking same-sex military spouses from receiving marriage benefits — including rights to visitation in military hospitals, survivor benefits, and burial together in military cemeteries.

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Pennsylvania’s DOMA Threatened by Federal Court Case

November 7, 2011 | No comments | Posted in marriage | Tags: , , ,

“A federal judge overseeing a dispute over death benefits between the parents and “wife” of a deceased Cozen O’Connor partner has requested the parties address the constitutional question of same-sex marriage, increasing the potential for a determination of whether the … Read more