Lawyers in a court challenge to Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage are slated to meet with a federal judge.
The Christie administration on Monday made its final case for why a judge should put on hold a ruling that would legalize gay marriage effective Oct. 21.
Chris discusses the ongoing government shutdown and it’s effects on the economy, a gay marriage bill introduced in Pennsylvania, and another shooting in Washington D.C. He talks to Megyn Kelly from Fox News, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Sarah Colonna.
“Let’s have a conversation, a dialogue, a debate,” says Donald Sico of the New Jersey Catholic Conference. “And let’s let it be a civil discourse.”
Reps. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) made the announcement on the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.
“Given the health of the economy, given the other economic and fiscal concerns that voters have, I don’t think it’s likely to move center stage .. in the short run,” says Terry Madonna.
New Jersey Democrats trying to keep the ball rolling for same-sex marriage are pushing the issue on two fronts: the NJ Supreme Court and the Statehouse.
Chris reviews the battle in Washington over Obamacare leading to a potential government shutdown, Saturday Night Live’s parody of the President in their season premiere, the end of the Phillies season, and the Eagles blowout loss in Denver. He talks to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Phillies’ Broadcaster Larry Andersen, and CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger.
A judge’s ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said it would appeal to a higher court.
Vince Grimm of Cape May County has been with his partner Will for 52 years. He says the ruling favoring same-sex marriage in his state is encouraging.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.
Twenty-one same sex couples have filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court, asking the justices to declare their marriages legal and Pennsylvania’s marriage law unconstitutional.
Montgomery County solicitor Ray McGarry announced today that he would file an appeal on behalf of county register of wills D. Bruce Hanes.
Daniel Clifford notes that same-sex couples who had made marriage license applications but had not received a license are in limbo for the time being.