Pennsylvania AG Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

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Pennsylvania's attorney general says she will not defend the state's law that protects traditional marriage.

Even though it's her duty to defend state laws, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she's choosing to end another wave of discrimination.

"It is exciting," Kane said. "I think it's very historic. The fact that we are breaking down yet another wave of inequality or discrimination is a good day."

It's now up to the governor's lawyer to uphold the state's Defense of Marriage Act, also known as DOMA.

But those who believe marriage is between one man and one woman worry that judges and lawsuits are circumventing the will of the people.

"When people have had the opportunity to vote at the ballot box whether marriage should remain as it always has been, a union of one man and one woman, that's what the people want and we think the people should have a voice," Michael Geer, with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, said.

Twenty-three plaintiffs are suing the state to have the law overturned, including 10 gay and lesbian couples.

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