"More than half the country favors equal access to marriage; more than half of Pennsylvanians favor the freedom to marry. Legislators are behind the curve," said ACLU-PA attorney Mary Catherine Roper.
Just two weeks ago, the United
States Supreme Court issued two major rulings concerning gay marriage and gay
rights. This lawsuit attempts to overturn
But gay marriage opponents are saying that the ACLU's use of the courts disregards what voters want. They say the matter should be handled legislatively.
The ACLU says it chose to tackle the
law through state courts because
"It's not what people's individual religious views are, it is about what is fair when it comes to how the government treats you, and that's really all we are looking for," Roper said.
It's a topic not only being debated in the court of law, but also the court of public opinion.
"The fact that the ACLU has
brought this lawsuit against
For many, the debate hits close to home.
"My grandma has been gay for
years, and I love her just the same, and she is going to be with her wife
If the lawsuit succeeds in