HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) â Lawyers in a court challenge to Pennsylvaniaâs ban on same-sex marriage are slated to meet with a federal judge.
U.S. District Judge John Jones and attorneys for both sides were expected to discuss possible trial dates and other scheduling matters in Wednesday’s meeting in Harrisburg.READ MORE: Ben Simmons 'Done Playing With Joel Embiid' Due To Style Of Play, Not Personal Issues, Report Says
The lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages was filed in July on behalf of 23 men, women and children, the first in a growing number of legal challenges to the law.READ MORE: Delaware To Require COVID-19 Vaccine Or Weekly Testing For K-12 Educators, Contractors And Volunteers
At issue is a 1996 amendment to Pennsylvaniaâs marriage law that defines marriage as a civil contract between “one man and one woman.” Pennsylvania also does not recognize legal same-sex marriages entered in other states.
It is the only northeastern state where same-sex marriages or civil unions are not legal.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
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