Helen E. Casale


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On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the federal lawsuit suing for the recognition by Ohio of same-sex marriage validly established in other jurisdictions. Most legal experts believe the court has tipped its hand in the way it will go. But in doing so, has it also suggested where it is not willing to go?

Family law attorney Helen Casale discussed this topic during Monday’s The American Law Journal program “Liberty, Justice and… Gay Marriage for All (States)?” Casale was part of the Hangley Aronchick legal team, along with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, in the lawsuit Whitewood v. Wolf, which struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples on May 20, 2014.

“The Supreme Court was going to have to address the same-sex marriage issue sooner or later and now they finally must because of the only negative decision on same-sex marriage coming out of the 6th Circuit,” said Casale.

In addition to Casale, The American Law Journal host, Christopher Naughton welcomed Donald F. Spry, II of King Spry Herman Freund & Faul and John Culhane, Distinguished Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Widener Law Delaware.

The American Law Journal airs Monday nights at 7:00 pm on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia, WFMZ-TV 69. Programs are available on ALJ’s You Tube channel.