Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane from Scranton said on Thursday she will not defend the law banning same sex marriages in the state.
“I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s version of DOMA, where I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional,” said Kane as the audience cheered.
Kane, a Democrat, says she supports same sex marriages and she will leave the job of defending the law to Republican Governor Tom Corbett.
Pennsylvania lawmakers passed the state’s defense of marriage act in 1996.
Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to get it overturned.