Trial date set in gay-marriage suit
HARRISBURG (AP) — A federal judge has set a June 9 trial date for a lawsuit challenging the state’s gay-marriage ban.
U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III on Friday ordered that the trial be held at the federal courthouse in Harrisburg and set a timetable for pre-trial motions and other paperwork.
Jones issued the order following a meeting with lawyers in the case Friday morning.
The federal lawsuit is the first of at least six state and federal court suits challenging aspects of the 17-year-old Pennsylvania law. Civil rights lawyers filed it in July on behalf of plaintiffs who include a widow, 11 couples and one couple’s two teenage daughters.