Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, a
Republican, kept mum Tuesday about a federal judge's ruling striking
down the state's ban on gay marriage.
In ruling the state's restrictive
marriage law unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones
recommended that such laws be discarded “into the ash heap of
As Pennsylvania Attorney General
Kathleen Kane celebrated the ruling – saying the Constitution had
prevailed – Corbett kept mostly silent.
AG Kathleen Kane cheers gay marriage ruling.)
“The Governor is in the process of
thoroughly reviewing the decision of the court, we anticipate having
a statement available tomorrow,” a tweet from Corbett's office
Meanwhile, groups on both sides started
lobbying the governor.
The ACLU, which is representing the
plaintiffs in the case, launched
a petition asking Corbett “to respect ALL Pennsylvania families
by not appealing the judge's ruling.”