Immediately following U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, many Pennsylvania attorneys were exuberant about the decision, but several also wondered with some trepidation what comes next.

Angela D. Giampolo, a Philadelphia attorney who chairs the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP) organization, said Tuesday afternoon she hoped the Corbett administration would make a quick announcement regarding whether it intended to appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit so as to avoid a “Utah situation.”

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