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Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Advocates Looking Past US Supreme Court Case

“I do believe we have the ability to do something about this,” Booker says of Congress.

07/01/2014

(Easton, Pa. schoolgirls at the center of the case display their controversial bracelets outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania Voters

A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.

01/17/2014

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Pa. Bill Would Outlaw Harassment By Posting X-Rated Photos of Ex

The proposed law would make it a crime to expose sexually explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.

01/14/2014

(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

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Stop-And-Frisk Case Caught On Tape Casts Doubt On How It’s Conducted In Philadelphia

A couple of recent incidents have cast new doubt on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of the “stop-and-frisk” tactic for fighting crime.

10/14/2013

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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

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Closing Arguments In Pa. Voter ID Law Challenge Set For Thursday

After several hours of wrangling over analysis of data pertaining to how many voters were unable to obtain proper ID prior to last year’s election, the judge postponed closing arguments until Thursday.

07/31/2013

(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 To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same Sex Couples

Officials in Montgomery County say the county is ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples even though gay marriages and civil unions are not recognized in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2013

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NJ Cellphone Ruling Could Have Wider Effect

Privacy experts say a court ruling in New Jersey this week on cellphone tracking could resonate beyond the state’s borders.

07/19/2013

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Groups Target Solitary Confinement Of NJ Juveniles

New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union and other groups met with state officials Monday to push for strict limits on the use of solitary confinement of juveniles held in state custody.

07/15/2013

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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

(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

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