The verdict is being appealed, of course.
But that looks like the last state in the Northeast to switch over.
This case is actually a little more interesting due to the history of the judge, John E. Jones III.
He's the same guy who oversaw the Dover trial on Intelligent Design back in the 2005-2006 (?) and judged that ID was just an attempt to teach creationism under another name.
Unless he's changed something in the meanwhile, he's also a Christian Republican by affiliation.
Pennsylvania gay marriage ban overturned by judge - Yahoo News
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III called the plaintiffs — a widow, 11 couples and one of the couples' two teenage daughters — courageous.
"We now join the 12 federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage," Jones wrote.
An appeal to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is likely. Gov. Tom Corbett's office had defended the law after Attorney General Kathleen Kane called it unconstitutional and refused to defend it.
State marriage bans have been falling around the country since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
In all, 18 states give legal status to gay marriage. If Jones' decision stands, Pennsylvania would become the 19th and legalize gay marriage throughout the Northeast.