Topics :: Pennsylvania

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.

Key Cases Loom in Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Fight

By Maryclaire Dale | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
When U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin decides this year whether Pennsylvania must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, she’ll do so from her perch above Independence Mall, where about 40 people staged an early gay rights protest in 1965.

Pa. Lawyers Defend State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Mark Scolforo | Friday Feb 21, 2014
Lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration are urging a state judge to uphold Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage by throwing out a lawsuit brought by more than two dozen same-sex couples that challenges its constitutionality.

Gay Marriage Advocates See Licenses in Philadelphia

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
February 18, 2014 (WPVI) -- Gay marriage advocates plan to visit Philadelphia’s City Hall on Tuesday to seek marriage licenses or have their out-of-state marriages recognized.

NARAL Pro-Choice Honors Philly’s State Rep. Brian Sims

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.

Corbett, Kane Dropped From Pa. Gay Marriage Case

Thursday Jan 16, 2014
A state judge has dismissed Gov. Tom Corbett and state Attorney General Kathleen Kane as defendants in a court challenge to Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Pa. Advocates Keep Eyes on Key Gay Marriage Case

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
Federal court decisions to overturn bans on same-sex marriage in two conservative states may not have an immediate effect in Pennsylvania.

PA Lawmakers Introduce Pay Equity Legislation for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jan 13, 2014
On January 6, as part of a larger effort to address the concerns of Pennsylvania women, state Reps. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, and Brian Sims, D-Phila., introduced a bill to clarify and update the legal standards for pay-equity lawsuits.

Pa. Pastor Defrocked Over Gay Wedding Offered Job

Saturday Dec 21, 2013
A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son’s gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region.

Pa. Pastor Appeals Defrocking Over Gay Wedding

By Kathy Matheson | Friday Dec 20, 2013
A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation’s largest mainline Protestant denomination