DOMA http://wesa.fm en ACLU of Pennsylvania Sues Commonwealth on Behalf of Same-Sex Couples & Families http://wesa.fm/post/aclu-pennsylvania-sues-commonwealth-behalf-same-sex-couples-families <p>Two weeks after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned key <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/26/the-supreme-court-struck-down-doma-heres-what-you-need-to-know/">provisions in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act</a>, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/federal-suit-filed-pa-force-state-allow-same-sex-marriage">filed a federal lawsuit</a> to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.</p><p>The 23 plaintiffs, including 10 same-sex couples, one widow, and two teenage children of one of the couples, say they've seen firsthand the <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/0/hp_breaking/federal-lawsuit-seeks-to-legalize-gay-marriage-in-pennsylvania-694787/">inequality of PA law in its discrimination</a> against same-sex couples.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.aclu.org/blog/author/molly-tack-hooper">ACLU Staff Attorney</a> <strong>Molly Tack-Hooper</strong> and <a href="http://www.law.pitt.edu/people/full-time-faculty/anthony-c-infanti">Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh</a>, <strong>Anthony Infanti</strong>, weigh in on the legality of the lawsuit and the path for equality in Pennsylvania paved by the repeal of DOMA.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:31:24 +0000 Katherine Blackley 12888 at http://wesa.fm ACLU of Pennsylvania Sues Commonwealth on Behalf of Same-Sex Couples & Families Micek On ACLU Lawsuit, "Payday Loans" & PennDOT's Lost Construction Season http://wesa.fm/post/micek-aclu-lawsuit-payday-loans-penndots-lost-construction-season <p></p><p>In the wake of <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/state-budget-passed-deadline-no-news-most-pressing-legislation">Governor Corbett’s budget signing</a> and the Supreme Court’s overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act, <strong>John Micek </strong><a href="http://blog.pennlive.com/capitol-notebook/index.html">Opinions Editor of the Harrisburg Patriot-News </a>explains the many pressing issues at the state level.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:00:24 +0000 Katherine Blackley 12884 at http://wesa.fm Micek On ACLU Lawsuit, "Payday Loans" & PennDOT's Lost Construction Season