Friday, July 12, 2013

It's up to the Governor to Defend Discrimination

About the ACLU's lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on marriage equality;

"I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's version of DOMA as I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional,"

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Kathleen Kane - Thursday at a press conference today held at the National Constitutional Center, in Philadelphia.   

Attorney General Kane's decision now leaves it up to the Governor of the Commonwealth to decide how and why this discriminatory law will be defended and why it should be defended.  
Traditional the AG's job is to defend the laws of the Commonwealth, luckily for us a provision was written into the law that created the position of Attorney General that gives the office holder and out when she does not think the law should be upheld or if she thinks it is more appropriate for the Governor himself to defend the law.

There is no doubt in my mind that the disappointing, inept, ineffective and generally just awful Tom Corbett will make every attempt to defend discrimination, he can't afford a primary from the right next year.

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