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Same-sex marriage in PA and NJ

October 14, 2013

Guests: Brian Sims, William Devlin, Frank Schaefer

A judge ruled last week that the state of New Jersey cannot delay same-sex marriages while it appeals an earlier judicial ruling that allows them. This means on October 21st, same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in the Garden State, making it the 14th state, along with D.C., to allow gay marriage.  In Pennsylvania, State Representatives Brian Sims and Steve McCarter have introduced a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and there are also a number of lawsuits challenging the state’s gay-marriage ban. So will we see same-sex marriage legalized in Pennsylvania?  We’ll get reaction the New Jersey decision and find out about the fight for gay marriage in the Keystone State.  Marty talks with State Representative BRIAN SIMS, Pennsylvania’s first openly gay legislator, and an opponent to gay marriage, PASTOR WILLIAM DEVLIN, Co-Chair of Right to Worship.  We’ll also hear from the REVEREND FRANK SCHAEFER, pastor of Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, Pa, who is facing a trial in the United Methodist Church for his decision to officiate his gay son’s marriage.

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