Accelerating the Decision for PA's Same-Sex Marriage Stance

By Ali Ingersoll

Published 04/22 2014 11:14PM

Updated 04/22 2014 11:26PM

Both sides in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s stance on same-sex marriage want the judge to forgo a trial and make a ruling on the issue. This means, the timetable for the decision has been accelerated and could come down within the few weeks.

“This is something that should have already been taken care of,” says Erin Walker, a same-sex marriage supporter. 

She is a part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Alley community. She feels it could have a significant impact on her future in Pennsylvania.

“It would just be a better environment for LGBT people to be in this state and not feel as much as an outsider,” says Walker.

There is opposition to the movement, though.

“Personally, I feel biblically, marriage is spelled out between a man and a woman,” says Abraham Sylvestre, who is against same-sex marriage but is not against civil unions. He believes in same-sex couples having the same rights as heterosexual couples.

“As a Christian, we are supposed to be concerned about others so if we see inequality – especially when our constitution promotes equality – we see that not being supported and should take action,” continues Sylvestre.

Both legal sides in the case have until May 12th to file paperwork and the judge could make a decision anytime after that.

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