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State lawmakers react to Supreme Court decisions

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature spent most of Wednesday in session, but word spread quickly of the Supreme Court's rulings that expanded marriage equality across the nation.

State Representative Daryl Metcalfe said the decisions do not reflect the feelings of the majority of his constituents in Butler County. Metcalfe called the rulings judicial activism.

"It's an offensive decision the court made," said Metcalfe. "I think the court overstepped their authority that they are given in the constitution."

Representative Brian Sims of Philadelphia is openly gay. He says the landmark decision will have an impact on legislation and law in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

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