Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recieves Lawsuit Protecting Traditional Marriage

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania county clerk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend a federal ruling that allows gay couples to marry in the state. Schuylkill County Orphans' Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed the request late last week. It was made public by the Supreme Court on Monday. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Pennsylvania since U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down a state ban on May 20th. Gov. Tom Corbett's administration declined to appeal Jones' decision. But Santai-Gaffney wants Pennsylvania to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses while she appeals the ruling.