Federal Court to Announce PA Gay Marriage Ruling

05.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Federal court rules today on gay marriage in Pennsylvania. The ACLU brought a lawsuit on behalf of 21 gay and lesbian couples. They plan to hold rallies across the state before and after the decision is announced, with a mass rally on the steps on the courthouse in Philadelphia at 6 p.m.
   Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that still protects traditional marriage-- And one of 30 nationwide that does not recognize out of state gay marriage certificates. U.S. District judge Mary McClaughlin, who is deciding the case, is an appointee of former President Bill Clinton-- A supporter of the gay rights movement. If the court rules against the state law, it will pave the path for Pennsylvania to become the 17th state to legalize same-sex unions.