[JURIST] Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett [official website] announced [press release] on Wednesday that he will not appeal a federal court ruling [opinion, PDF] that struck down [JURIST report] the state's ban on same-sex marriage [JURIST backgrounder]. Corbett stated [AP report] that the ruling, authored by Judge John Jones E. Jones III [official profile], goes against his political and religious beliefs. However, Corbett said that he would not appeal the ruling because he felt such an effort would likely fail:Given the...

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