Traditional Marriage On The Line In The Pennsylvania Court System

11.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

 The Pennsylvania Family Institute says a court case in Philadelphia could undermine marriage in the Keystone state.  The widow of a lesbian couple that were married in Canada is suing to recoup retirement income from her deceased spouse.  They had recently moved to Pennsylvania, which does not recognize homosexual marriage. Mike Geer, the President of the PFI, said "so now this court case is asking the federal court to declare Pennsylvania's marriage law unconstitutional, and to legalize same-sex marriage in our state. That's what this is all about." He says what could happen is what has happened in places like Massachusetts or Iowa, where a judge declares Pennsylvania's law unconstitutional. Pennsylvania does have a Defense of Marriage Act.  For more information, go here.