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Last month, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones ruled in favor of the ACLU in a case on behalf of 11 gay couples, and struck down Pennsylvania's ban against same-sex unions.  

Theresa Santai-Gaffney, the Schuylkill County issuer of marriage licenses disagreed, and said that "the decision made the state of marriage law and the scope of her duties unclear".  (Really?  Somehow this makes her issuing marriage licenses more difficult?  if she can't figure out her job, maybe she should step aside and let people that can figure it out do it.  But I digress.)

So, she decided to attempt to appeal the decision.  

DENIED.

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones (the same one that struck down the law) ruled “If the highest elected official in the commonwealth chooses to abide by our decision, it defies credulity that we would permit a single citizen to stand in for him to perfect an appeal”.  

I'm still trying to figure out how someone could honestly think that if their Governor decides not to pursue something, that they can appoint themselves to appeal it for him/her.  

http://www.bloomberg.com/...

Originally posted to StarbucksGirl51 on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 01:59 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Pennsylvania.

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