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Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

Pennsylvania Lesbian Couple To Challenge The Nonrecognition Of Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages

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Isabelle Barker Cara Palladino



A lesbian couple living in Pennsylvania launched a challenge against the law preventing the recognition of out-of-state married same-sex couples.

Isabelle Barker and Cara Palladino married in 2005 in Massachusetts but are still regarded as single people in Pennsylvania.

"We took on the commitment of marriage in 2005 and have supported each other through life's ups and downs," said Palladino. "We think it is wrong for Pennsylvania to void our marriage and treat us as though we are unmarried when we are very much a loving family."

With this challenge, they hope to repeal the law prohibiting the recognition of their family and not the marriage equality ban but don't worry, last year, 23 people and the group ACLU launched a challenge against the prohibition of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. The trial should start in June 2014.


Photo: Michael Bryant /Philly


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