After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to push for equal marriage last year, Pennsylvania is expecting a ruling on legalising same-sex marriage today.
The ACLU filed the lawsuit in July 2013 on behalf of 21 gay and lesbian couples. The federal lawsuit alleges the state’s Defense of Marriage Act including refusal to marry same-sex couples violates the fundamental right to marry and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, according to the ACLU.
The Union announced on Twitter that a Pennsylvanian judge is expected to make a decision on lifting the ban stopping same-sex marriage on 20 May 2014.
— ACLU of Pennsylvania (@aclupa) May 20, 2014
During the original lawsuit process, Witold Walczak, legal director of the Pennsylvania ACLU said: “What we’re looking for is for the court to say: Here we are in the 21st century, and you cannot prohibit somebody from participating in this wonderful institution we call marriage.”
The decision will be posted on the court’s website after the ruling is made public.