US: Federal appeals court rejects appeal attempt by county clerk against same-sex marriage
A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal a ruling which made same-sex marriage possible in Pennsylvania.
A Pennsylvania judge in June rejected an attempt by Schuylkill County Orphans Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney to appeal against the ruling.
Now the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals has also rejected the request to appeal.
Santai-Gaffney now says she intends to appeal to the US Supreme Court.
In his original ruling striking down the same-sex marriage ban, Judge Jones wrote: “We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”
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