Press

PRESS RELEASE JULY 23, 2013

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF
MICHAEL J. DIAMONDSTEIN, P.C.
JULY 23rd, 2013

We are thankful that we have elected officials like Bruce Hanes, Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards who have the courage to recognize that all Americans are not only entitled to equal protection under the law but more importantly are entitled to be treated with fairness and human dignity by their government.

While Mr. Hanes and his office were ready and willing to issue the first same sex marriage license in the history of Pennsylvania, my clients chose not to go forward because they were extremely concerned that the issuance of the marriage license would be challenged on procedural grounds without the Courts ever addressing the actual issue of marriage equality. We are hopeful that Governor Corbett and all of our elected officials on the county, state and federal levels will recognize that the love and commitment that they feel for their spouses is no different than the love and commitment that my clients feel for one another.

We believe that a Just and Fair Government should not and would not stand in their way and look forward to the day when all Americans are treated equally.