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  •  Several of those states (3+ / 0-)

    already have lawsuits wending their way up the ladder.  I expect PA to be 2014 to very early 2015 at the outside.

    (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

    by Lonely Liberal in PA on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 04:58:44 PM PST

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    •  I know that there are lawsuits (1+ / 0-)
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      but after the trial court rules, it will be up the AG (and possibly the Governor) to decide whether to appeal.  If the judge rules for marriage equality and the AG/Gov refuses to appeal, that's it.

      A Herring victory in Virginia means that it is very likely that he will not appeal, resulting in marriage equality.  In Pennsylvania it is a bit complex, AG Kane won't defend/appeal, but Tom Corbett will.  So marriage equality won't come until Corbett is gone, which is early 2015.

      Don't call these racist thugs the tea party, they are *teabaggers*! Please don't insult the original Tea Party as they were patriots. Call them TeaBaggers!

      by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 05:04:25 PM PST

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      •  Quietly Walk Away (1+ / 0-)
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        I think over the next few years, it will be quite common for a Republican Governor, and/or Attorney General to just quietly walk away from a gay marriage case if they can. The gay marriage issue has become a liability for the GOP and I'm sure the majority of Republicans secretly want the issue to go away.

        "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." --Senator Ted Kennedy

        by Blue Silent Majority on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:04:20 PM PST

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        •  For some maybe (1+ / 0-)
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          Not for Tom "gay marriage like a brother and sister" Corbett.  The good news is that Corbett is extremely unpopular and is basically guaranteed to be replaced by a Democrat next year.

          Don't call these racist thugs the tea party, they are *teabaggers*! Please don't insult the original Tea Party as they were patriots. Call them TeaBaggers!

          by TeaBaggersAreRacists on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:09:08 PM PST

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          •  Tom Corbett (0+ / 0-)

            I live in Pennsylvania and believe me, I was not suggesting that Tom Corbett would give up on gay marriage. Saying Corbett is extremely unpopular is the understatement of the year. People just plain hate Corbett, in fact there are lot of Republicans in Pennsylvania that hate Corbett. The Pennsylvania Republican party tired to talk him out of running for reelection because they know he doesn't have a chance.

            Corbett aside, I still strongly believe that there must be a large number of Republicans who would love to drop the gay marriage issue entirely.

            "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." --Senator Ted Kennedy

            by Blue Silent Majority on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:19:47 PM PST

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        •  the jesus-freaks vs the Suits (0+ / 0-)

          the Suits were exploitng the freaks but now?

          the freaks are in the house.

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