Ted Martin, Executive Director: “Marriage matters to all families, and we rejoice with them today.”

Harrisburg – Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that he will not appeal the summary judgment overturning Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Executive Director of Equality PA, Ted Martin reacted to the Governor’s decision:

“We sincerely thank Gov. Corbett for allowing this judgment to stand. Words cannot express what this means to the loving couples and families in Pennsylvania who have waited so long to be recognized. Marriage matters to all families, and we rejoice with them today. We also understand that what matters is not that we share the exact same beliefs with everyone in the commonwealth, but that we respect each others differences and treat everyone equally. That is why we appreciate what Gov. Corbett did today and we hope that we will be able to work together to continue to build bridges of understanding. Thank you for letting love win.”

Martin continued, “Equality PA will continue to work for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While it is a great victory that all people now have the freedom to marry, it is still legal in Pennsylvania to be fired from your job, turned away from a business, or evicted from your home just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Equality PA will now turn to the state legislature to update our laws so that we can end discrimination for all people in Pennsylvania.”


With 60,000 members across the commonwealth, Equality Pennsylvania is the leading organization advancing equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Pennsylvanians.

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