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Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum Acknowledges 'Mistake' In Fight Against Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, has been largely silent on the legalization last month of...

Gov Won't Appeal Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says he won't appeal a court decision that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. Gov. Tom Corb...

Rick Santorum Supported The Judge Who Just Struck Down Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

As Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban fell in court on Tuesday, the judge behind the ruling has a history of support from a notable Republican name. U...

Judge Rules Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John Jones' decision in Whitew...

Majority Of Pennsylvania Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Gay Marriage: Poll

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

A growing majority of Pennsylvania voters support the legalization of medical marijuana and same-sex marriage but remain closely divided on the legali...

Court Clerk Defends Signing Gay Marriage Licenses

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A court clerk in suburban Philadelphia who defied Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by signing licenses for scores of g...

Court Could Hear State's Challenge On Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov 22 (Reuters) - One of the first trials to challenge a state ban on gay marriage since the U.S. S...

Pastor Facing Trial Over Gay Marriage

Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Pennsylvania pastor charged under United Methodist law with officiating his son's same-sex marriage is ...

Suit Challenges State's Non-Recognition Of Gay Union

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Two women who wed in Massachusetts before moving to Pennsylvania asked a federal court on Thursday to force their new home state ...

Pastor Fired By His Own Congregation For Officiating Gay Wedding: Report

Posted 09.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania pastor has reportedly been fired by his own congregation after officiating a same-sex wedding against his church's wishes last month. ...

State's Gay Marriage Licenses' Status Murky After Ruling

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge's order stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples leaves...

Jason Linkins

Taxpayers Forced To Pay To Defend Unpopular Gay Marriage Ban | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

A February poll by Franklin & Marshall College found that Pennsylvanians, by a 52 to 41 percent margin, support marriage equality. An August poll, als...

Landmark Gay Marriage Hearing Approaches In Pennsylvania

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not...

County Defies State, Grants 100th Same-Sex Marriage License

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

-- A suburban Philadelphia county defying Pennsylvania's marriage law issued its 100th same-sex license Friday, just weeks after opening the courthou...

Pennsylvania Marriage Dispute Heats Up (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Sometimes the fight for equality can be a bit of a mess. Case in point: the volatile situation in Pennsylvania, where county officials have been issuing marriage licenses as though the state ban on marriage is no longer in place. The ban is unconstitutional, they say, and they won't obey it.

Mayor Defies State's Ban By Officiating Gay Marriage

Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The mayor of Braddock, Penn. performed his county's first gay wedding Aug. 5 in spite of the statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Calling Pennsylva...

PA Official Legally Right to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Daylin Leach

It is certainly true that no executive officer can unilaterally and capriciously choose what laws to enforce. But it is also true that all executives are legally required to take an oath of office, in which they swear to "enforce, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Surprise Marriages in Pennsylvania and Ohio (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

It's a victory that nobody was expecting or fully understands yet: A small county in Pennsylvania has decided to overlook the state's ban on marriage equality and start issuing licenses. Their justification? Preventing LGBT couples from marrying is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

County Defies State's Gay Marriage Ban, Allows Couple To Marry

Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, The Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- Five same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in a suburban Philadelphia county...

Pennsylvania AG Abandons State Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) announced Thursday that she would not defend the state's gay marriage ban against a lawsuit filed by t...

ACLU To Challenge State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union is bringing th...

The Time Is Now: An Open Letter to a U.S. Senator

Brian Sims | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Sims

Senator, the same people who voted for me, voted for you, and I am so excited to report that a vast majority of them now support LGBT equality. So too do a majority of your Democratic colleagues.