A deadline to appeal a gay marriage ruling passed Friday without action from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, despite a pressure campaign calling on him to reconsider.

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones on May 20 struck down Pennsylvania's restrictive marriage ban without staying his decision. Pennsylvania became the 19th state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to allow gay couples to marry when Corbett – a Republican opposed to marriage equality – decided not to appeal Jones' ruling.

On Wednesday, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) presented Corbett with a petition signed by more than 2,300 people asking him to reverse course.

“The Pennsylvanians who signed petitions asking Governor Corbett to appeal Jones' decision understand history; they understand the need to provide children with the role models provided by a mom and a dad,” AFA of PA head Diane Gramley said in a statement. “They also understand the detrimental effect so-called same-sex marriage will have upon the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are asking Governor Corbett to do the right thing for their children and grandchildren.”

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe and Senator John Eichelberger, both Republican, introduced resolutions aimed at pressuring Corbett to take action.

On Tuesday, a group of Christian conservative pastors threw their support behind the last-minute effort.

“Matters such as this plague every state and should unsettle every American,” said Sam Rohrer, president of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, which has also called for Jones' ouster over his ruling. “The question for Pennsylvanians today is, 'Who do you want making Pennsylvania laws? One unelected judge? Or the Representatives you, the people, elected to the State House to represent your interests?'”

Meanwhile, a county clerk has asked an appeals court to stay Jones' decision. A decision is expected next week.

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