This afternoon,U.S. District Judge John Jones ruled that Pennsylvania’s version of the Defense of Marriage Act banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. This decision, out of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, paves the way for legal, same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. The repercussions of this decision remain to be seen, however, since there are other pending cases in other courts in the state, namely the validity of same-sex marriage licenses in Montgomery County.
This decision is the recent result of both sides of the case asking the court to make a determination on the pleadings, rather than going through a trial.
Read the full memorandum opinion here.