• Lift of Prohibition on Same-Sex Marriages in Pennsylvania Provides New Estate Planning Opportunities
  • June 20, 2014
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • On May 20, 2014, in the case of Whitewood v. Wolf, Judge John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages. Like many of the rulings recently issued in other federal courts, the court found the ban in violation of the constitutional protections of due process and equal protection. The next day, Governor Tom Corbett announced that his administration would not appeal the ruling.