Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane is refusing to defend our Defense of Marriage Act. Apparently the Commonwealth Attorneys Act gives her that option, although she may be stretching the interpretation of that law. Governor Corbett can appoint someone else to defend it, although at this point he has not.
Today Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that she would not defend the commonwealth’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) against the ACLU lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is not surprised by this decision and believes if Kane had taken the case she would have done a lackluster job defending natural marriage.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, yesterday the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This is something that the AFA of PA has warned about for years — without a Marriage Protection Amendment we are one lawsuit away from our DOMA being declared unconstitutional by an activist judge.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide defender of natural one man one woman marriage, has warned for years of the danger of not passing a Marriage Protection Amendment. Using the June 26th US Supreme Court 5-4 decision to toss Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act as a springboard, the ACLU has moved to challenge Pennsylvania’s own Defense of Marriage Act.
The State College School District made its first mistake by offering health insurance benefits to opposite sex domestic partners as well as married couples. In May they were sued by a lesbian employee to extend those benefits to her and her partner and to change their policy to also include same-sex domestic partners. Last night the school district, under pressure from the ACLU and the lesbian couple, voted to change its health insurance coverage policies to include same-sex domestic partners.
In January the ACLU began its bullying campaign against schools implying that students had a constitutional right to remain silent on the Gay Day of Silence. The ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project sent warning letters to a school’s “Principal or Educator” on January 28th encouraging them to permit students to remain silent during classroom instructional time. Schools in Pennsylvania were recipients of such a letter, notes the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide child advocacy organization.