Dear Editor,

Theresa Gaffney, clerk of the Orphan's Court of Schuylkill County, has filed a motion to intervene in the recent federal district case that declared unconstitutional the law defining marriage between one man and one woman. I applaud this brave woman for standing up in support of the beauty of marriage between a man and a woman, in which a child has the benefit of being raised by a mother and a father.

"An appeal is necessary so that the judicial process is not abandoned," she said. "The people of Pennsylvania deserve to hear from the Court of Appeals on this important issue because a single judge should not be able to nullify the will of the majority without an appeal."

Donna Valenti

West Pittston