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Tony Infanti Discusses Overturned PA Gay Marriage Ban On NewsRadio 1020 KDKA And In The PGH Tribune-Review

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May 23, 2014


Pitt Law Professor Anthony Infanti was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this week discussing the overturned gay marriage ban in Pennsylvania in the case Whitewood v. Wolf. A day after U.S. District Judge John E. Jones struck down the law prohibiting same-sex marriage, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said he would not appeal the outcome, solidifying the ruling.

In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article, “Federal judge tosses out Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage” published May 20, Professor Infanti, an expert in tax law, told the Tribune-Review that unless Judge Jones issues a stay to delay his order, it appears that county offices can begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses this week. Infanti said the order requires the state to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states.

Professor Infanti also said the change should make it easier and cheaper for same-sex couples to work through inheritance taxes, real estate transfer fees and dozens of other government processes that differ for married people.

Tuesday evening, Professor Infanti was also a guest on Robert Mangino’s NewsRadio 1020 KDKA to discuss Whitewood v. Wolf and the implications for same-sex couples.

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