U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III has set a June 9 trial date for a lawsuit that challenges Pennsylvania's marriage-equality ban. Jones' decision comes a week after he rejected a request from state government officials to delay the trial until August. Gov. Tom Corbett opposes marriage equality and has retained a private legal team to argue for the ban, while Attorney General Kathleen Kane has refused to defend the law. Pennsylvania is the only northeastern state without marriage equality.

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