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Pa. Legislative Session Ends Without a Hate Crimes Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 16, 2014
Pennsylvania's state legislative session comes to a close without a vote on the LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes bill.

Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

By Bobby McGuire | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

Pennsylvania Clerk Loses SCOTUS Bid Against Gay Marriage

Thursday Jul 10, 2014
A U.S. Supreme Court justice has rejected a Pennsylvania county clerk's bid to stop gay marriages in the state while she tries to get standing in a legal case to stop them permanently.

NOM Returns to Pa. to Urge Corbett to Reverse Decision on Marriage Appeal

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
The National Organization for Marriage is setting its sights again on the Keystone State in a last ditch attempt to persuade Governor Tom Corbett (R) to reverse his decision not to appeal a court ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Pittsburgh Mayor to Marry Same-Sex Couples at Local PrideFest

Wednesday May 28, 2014
The mayor of Pittsburgh has announced plans to officiate marriages for same-sex couples next month following last week’s federal court decision striking down the commonwealth’s gay marriage ban.

Defense of Pennsylvania’s Gay Marriage Ban Dropped

Thursday May 22, 2014
Hundreds, if not thousands, of same-sex couples who live in Pennsylvania are rushing to get marriage licenses or celebrate the sudden recognition of their out-of-state marriages in their home state.

Gay Couples Rush for Licenses in Pennsylvania

Wednesday May 21, 2014
Same-sex couples in Pennsylvania clamored for marriage licenses after a judge ruled to allow the state to join the rest of the Northeast in legalizing gay weddings, with Philadelphia offices staying open late to handle a rush of applications.

Pennsylvania Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Case

By Marc Levy | Wednesday May 21, 2014
Same-sex marriage won a second victory in two days in Pennsylvania, as the governor said Wednesday that he will not appeal a court decision that struck down the state’s ban.

Ruling on Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban Expected Today

Tuesday May 20, 2014
A federal court’s ruling on same-sex marriage brought by the ACLU on behalf of 21 gay and lesbian couples in Pennsylvania is expected to be handed down today.

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