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File photo. (L-R: Ted Martin,  exec. dir., Equality Pa.;  Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter; Dara Raspberry with her daughter, Zivah;  Reggie Shuford, exec. dir.,  ACLU of Pa.;  Rev. Jeffrey Haskins of Unity Fellowship Church of God; Helena Miller; and Shawn Werner.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Nutter Urges All Pa. Mayors To Back Marriage Equality Campaign

The ACLU and marriage equality group “Freedom To Marry” are enlisting the help of Pennsylvania’s mayors for a public education campaign.

12/11/2013

(Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone, obscured, listens as fellow representative Ronald Waters of Philadelphia speaks in support of a measure requiring "In God We Trust" in every public school in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Some Pa. Lawmakers Seeking ‘In God We Trust’ In Every Public School

The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).

11/13/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo)

Nutter Declines To Marry Same-Sex Couples Until Pa. Law is Resolved

The two men from center city Philadelphia had asked Mayor Nutter to officiate at their wedding after obtaining a marriage license in Montgomery County.

09/10/2013

(Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

NYC ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Ruling Expected To Have Little Impact In Philly

A similar lawsuit in Philadelphia resulted in a settlement agreement two years ago, so Monday’s ruling will have no impact here.

08/12/2013

(Actress Megan Cavanagh, left, and her wife, filmaker Anne Chamberlain, kissing at a West Hollywood bar earlier this year.  They were married in 2008.   File photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montgomery County Grants 100th Same-sex Marriage License

Thirty same-sex couples have married since Montgomery County awarded the first license July 24.

08/09/2013

(credit:  Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

Opening Arguments Held As ACLU Fights To Overturn Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

The Harrisburg courtroom was standing-room-only as opening statements were presented. The complete presentation by both sides took just over one hour.

07/15/2013

Pennsylvania’s elected attorney general Kathleen Kane. (credit: Bill Roswell)

Attorney General Kane: I Won’t Defend Pennsylvania Law Banning Gay Marriage

Defending Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court will fall to Gov. Tom Corbett.

07/11/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.10.13

Chris discusses the legality of delaying the implementation of Obamacare, the closing of two coal plants in Pennsylvania, and the continued effort to push through immigration reform. He also talks to Actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Beverly D’Angelo and to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/10/2013

(Married couple Michael Knaapen and John Becker kiss after hearing the US Supreme Court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.  Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

ACLU Hopes Supreme Court’s DOMA ‘No’ Will Topple the Pennsylvania Domino

The American Civil Liberties Union is going to court to end the ban on gay marriage in Pennsylvania.

07/09/2013

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New Pa. Law Will Prohibit Obamacare Insurance Coverage For Most Abortions

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will prohibit coverage of most abortions by insurance policies to be offered through a federally run insurance “exchange” being set up as part of the new federal health care law.

06/17/2013

(A sign outside a Penndot office advertises the availability of voter ID cards which the law, later delayed, would have required on Election Day.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Arizona Voter ID Law Overturned; Little Effect Seen on Pennsylvania Law

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will be argued in Commonwealth Court next month but, according to ACLU attorney Vic Walczak, who represents the plaintiffs challenging the law, the issues are completely different.

06/17/2013

Transgender Student May Wear Boy’s Graduation Gown

A transgender student in central Pennsylvania will be allowed to wear a boy’s colors to next month’s graduation ceremony but will be identified by his female name, a resolution the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday doesn’t go far enough.

05/06/2013

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Civil Rights Groups Call For Moratorium On Philly Death Penalty Prosecutions

A coalition of civil rights groups kicked off a new campaign at a rally Saturday at the First United Church of Germantown.

05/04/2013

(File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

Pa. Lawmakers Urge Norristown To Overturn Its Rule Limiting 911 Calls By Renters

The ordinance calls for financial penalties for a landlord who has a tenant who calls police at least three times during a four-month period.

04/30/2013

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ACLU Warns Pa. School District In Debate Concerning Transgender Student

The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue if a Pennsylvania school district doesn’t allow a transgender student to run for prom king, even though the student is registered under his female birth name and has acknowledged his diploma will be issued in that female name, too.

04/26/2013

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