Pa. Senate to Mull Conflicting Measures on Freedom to Marry

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 3, 2009
Hoping to capture the pro-marriage momentum in other state legislatures, Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) today introduced the state's first bill to legalize the freedom to marry for gay couples. "The timing is right for Pennsylvania to be part of the national discussion," Leach said. "I want to make sure the discussion is not lopsided, that gay people know someone is fighting for them." [link]

Read More »

PA senator to introduce bill for equal marriage rights

Observer-Reporter
May 27, 2009

Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Delaware/Montgomery, announced Wednesday that he plans to introduce a bill that would offer ful and equal marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state. Under this new legislation, Pennsylvania would also recognize same-sex marriages conducted in other states. [Link]

Read More »

Study says New York Latinos support marriage equality

Times Union
May 5, 2009

The University at Albany released a study on Tuesday polling the Hispanic population of New York and surrounding states. The New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet) surveyed more than 1,200 Hispanics in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Jose Cruz, director of NYLARNet, said the study found half of Latinos in those states supported marriage equality or civil unions despite only 18 percent identifying themselves as liberal. (Link)

Read More »

Filmmakers roll tape on small-town documentary

The Philadelphia Gay News
February 6, 2009
In their forthcoming documentary, “Out in the Silence,” D.C. filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer chronicle the lives of several LGBT residents of Oil City, Wilson’s hometown, after the couple published their wedding announcement in the local paper -- and ignited a firestorm. [Link]

Read More »

The Next Page: Marriage—an informed conversation

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
September 21, 2008
On Saturday, citizens across the state will gather at four universities to address a question that has occupied legislatures and courts across America for much of the last decade: Who should be allowed to marry? (Link)

Read More »

Anti-gay marriage ban likely dead in PA Senate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 7, 2008

Faced with staunch opposition in the House, Pennsylvania Senators who sponsored anti-marriage legislation asked to table the bill indefinitely. (Link)

Read More »

Gay marriage ban moves to full Senate

Patriot News
May 5, 2008

Pennsylvanians and lawmakers rally to protect marriage as an anti-marriage constitutional amendment is expected to be brought for a vote on Wednesday in the state Senate. (Link)

Read More »

Seminary chief: Anti-marriage bill a ‘step back’

Lancaster New Era
April 29, 2008

Riess W. Potterveld, president of Lancaster Theological Seminary, testified in front of the Pennsylvania legislature and said, "Clearly, what is proposed in Senate Bill 1250 is a step backward into language of denial, devaluing, delegitimizing and in its simple wording, in my opinion, conceals a wellspring of toxic and prejudicial feeling." (Link)

Read More »

Sunday Forum: Marriage in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 27, 2008

In addressing the Pennsylvania legislature, City Councilman Bruce A. Kraus says we must have the moral courage to stand up for equal rights and vote against the anti-marriage constitutional amendment. (Link)

Read More »

Anti-marriage constitutional amendment advances in PA

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 19, 2008
After nearly two years, the anti-marriage debate is back on the front burner in the state Capitol. By a 10-4 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday advanced a bill to write marriage and relationship recognition discrimination into the constitution. The bill now goes to the Appropriations Committee before consideration by the full Senate. It would have to be passed by the General Assembly in two consecutive sessions and then approved by voters in a referendum. [link]

Read More »

« First  <  4 5 6 7 >