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The Pennsylvania Family Institute Chief Council Randall Wenger said today’s decision overturning Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage “threatens the rights of those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman.”

The institute called on Governor Tom Corbett to appeal this decision, and to make a vigorous defense of the fundamental institution of marriage at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in a press release issued shortly after the decision.

“This decision tosses aside not just the definition of marriage recognized in law by an overwhelming majority of the people’s representatives, but the definition that has been in place in Pennsylvania since our commonwealth’s founding more than two centuries ago,” said PFI president Michael Geer.

“Children have a right to a mother and a father,” Geer continued, “and that is a right that government is bound to respect and should encourage. Today’s decision abandons that responsibility in favor of a new framework that places the desires of adults above the good of children and society as a whole.”

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