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Divorce Equality May Come to the Keystone State

By EDGE | Friday Apr 11, 2014
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed legislation to allow same-sex couples residing in the Keystone state who were legally married in other states to untie the knot at home.

Penn. Marriage Equality Bill Introduced

By | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Pennsylvania state Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Phila., were joined by supporters in announcing the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.

PA Gov Brings In Lawyer On Federal Same-Sex Suit

Friday Sep 6, 2013
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced Thursday it has hired a well-known lawyer from outside the government to lead his defense of the state’s same-sex marriage ban in a federal lawsuit.

Landmark Gay-Marriage Hearing Approaches in Pennsylvania

By Mark Scolforo | Sunday Sep 1, 2013
Now a court has to decide whether a clerk single-handedly has added Pennsylvania to the growing list of states that formally sanction same-sex marriages or whether he has been acting illegally and must be stopped.

Corbett: Lawyers Made Poor Gay-Marriage Analogy

Friday Aug 30, 2013
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday it was inappropriate for his lawyers to include a reference to children in a legal brief involving same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses.

Equality PA Responds to Gay Marriage ’Child’ Comment

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 29, 2013
This morning, Equality Pennsylvania issued a response to comments made by Governor Corbett’s attorneys who likened same-sex couples’s access to marriage rights to those of 12-year-olds.

PA Attorneys: Gays, Like Children, Can’t Marry

Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s attorneys said Wednesday.

A Tale of Two States: The Northeast’s Final Marriage Frontier

By Antoinette Weil | Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
Only two states in the Northeast have yet to legalize same-sex marriage. New Jersey and Pennsylvania remain battlegrounds for the hot-button topic of same-sex marriage and have been receiving media attention for court cases and controversies.

Pennsylvania - Next for Marriage Equality?

By EDGE | Thursday Jun 27, 2013
Marriage equality may be coming soon to Pennsylvania, thanks to the efforts of gay state representative Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) who has said he will introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the Keystone State.

Brian Sims Win as PA’s First Out Representative Indicative of National Move Toward LGBT Inclusiveness

By Andrew Clark | Saturday Nov 24, 2012
The recent election of Brian Sims as Pennsylvania’s first out-gay representative is another example of the national sea change of LGBTs becoming involved in politics at all levels.