Less than a week before the matter is argued before a state judge, a new poll shows the decision by a Montgomery County official to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples is widely unpopular with Pennsylvania voters.
Thirty same-sex couples have married since Montgomery County awarded the first license July 24.
Chris reviews the crisis that may prevent Philadelphia Schools from opening on time, NBC News’ reaction to the networks planning of a Hillary Clinton mini-series and Democratic efforts to draw Governor Tom Corbett into a battle over gay marriage. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Aries Spears.
The Corbett Administration has until Aug. 12th to file a brief. The county has a week to respond.
Chris discusses the legality of delaying the implementation of Obamacare, the closing of two coal plants in Pennsylvania, and the continued effort to push through immigration reform. He also talks to Actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Beverly D’Angelo and to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Chris reviews the political response to the events in Egypt, the plane crash in San Francisco, and the implementation of the saggy pants ban in Wildwood. He also talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris analyzes the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate implementation, the failure of the Republican led Pennsylvania legislature to privatize liquor sales, and New Jersey Democrats attempt to override Governor Chris Christie’s gay marriage veto. He talks to Time’s Kelly Knauer, Philly Mag’s Tom McGrath and Don Adams from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.
Chris analyzes the popularity of country music in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia’s place on the list of snobbiest cities in the country, and the split opinion’s of American’s on gay marriage. He also speaks with Navy Vice Admiral Nanette Derenzi about and Inquirer Reporter Jason Nark.
Chris talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about their series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation about the Pennsylvania legislature’s failure to pass alcohol privatization, and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup about the immigration bill currently being debated in Washington. He also discusses the NFL’s decision not to promote the Affordable Care Act and the raise in SEPTA fares.
As of Monday, any couple married in another state or country which recognizes same-sex marriage will now be recognized as married in Delaware.
While New Jersey State Senator Barbara Buono trails Governor Chris Christie, by a lot, in her bid to unseat him, she may have latched to an issue that might help improve some of those poll numbers.
What turned out to be a celebration has now turned into a full blown wedding.
Chris continues his shore of the Jersey shore from Wildwood this morning. He discusses the Senate’s passage of an immigration reform bill, the testimony from the star witness in the trial against George Zimmerman, and the indictment filed against the surviving Boston Marathon bomber. He talks to the Mayor of Wildwood, Ernie Troiano, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and the voice of Roger Rabbit, Charlie Fleischer.
A gay Pennsylvania legislator says he’ll introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriages in his home state.
Several dozen people came to make a point that the federal ruling does affect New Jersey.