HB 1728, “An Act providing for the display of the national motto “In God We Trust” in classrooms and other areas in public school buildings” overwhelming passed in the State House by a vote of 172-24 with one Republican (Chris Ross) and twenty-three Democrats voting against it.
n the footnote on page 30 of Judge John Jones’ decision last week in which he declared PA’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, he claims that any and all efforts to defend natural marriage by way of a constitutional amendment are discriminatory. Since 2006 there have been several attempts to place a Marriage Protection Amendment (MPA) before the people for a vote.
It’s been one week since Judge John E. Jones III declared our Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional , stating in footnote number 12 on page 37 of the decision that all efforts to define marriage as only between one man and one woman is discriminatory. It’s been six days — only one day after Jones’ decision — that Governor Tom Corbett announced he would not appeal the decision.
As we remember those who have died to make us free, our first thought should be, “What would they say if they were alive today and saw the mess the country they died for is in?”
Yesterday the US Postal Service unveiled its new Forever Stamp honoring homosexual activist Harvey Milk. On August 12, 2009 President Obama awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Harvey Milk. The Obama White House continued its celebration of Milk yesterday with the unveiling event. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values organization, wonders whether the US Postal Service or the White House has done its homework.
Pressure continues to be exerted on Governor Corbett to reverse his decision not to appeal Judge Jones’ decision to declare Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. If you haven’t taken time to read Jones’ ridiculous justifications for overturning our DOMA, check it out here.
Governor Corbett’s announcement today that he would not appeal Judge Jones’ outrageous decision on our Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) shows his lack of will power to defend something he says he supports. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for natural marriage, is outraged that the Governor has chosen the easy road.
Today Judge John Jones ruled that PA’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), defining marriage as only between one man and one woman and forbidding the state to recognize same-sex “marriages” performed in other states, was unconstitutional.
Judge John Jones’ decision today to declare Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional comes as no surprise. He made the same type mistake in his 2005 decision in the Dover Area School District intelligent design case forbidding even the mention of an alternative theory to the theory of evolution. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) condemns Jones’ continued judicial activism as he steps out of line with other judges who are redefining marriage with their wrong-headed decisions. We call on Governor Tom Corbett to appeal this outrageous decision.
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