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John Burkoff Talks to the Tribune-Review About Public Officials Following the Law

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September 4, 2013

Professor John Burkoff was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on the question whether Pennsylvania public officials have to follow Pennsylvania law that does not permit same-sex marriages. “Every individual public servant can't decide for himself or herself what the law is. It'd be chaos,” Burkoff said. But, "[w]hat makes bans on same-sex marriage different from most other laws," Burkoff added, "are rapid changes in public opinion in favor of the unions, the progress of legislation striking down the bans and the growing body of court decisions striking them down — all of which point to the bans' eventual disappearance."

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