The gay marriage fight in Pennsylvania has moved to a federal courtroom in Philadelphia, where a U.S. judge is being asked to recognize a couple’s same-sex marriage from Massachusetts.
Judges in two of the five Pennsylvania lawsuits challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban will have all the fuel they need to rule within the next few weeks.
Lawsuits are pending in both federal and state court in Pennsylvania and some say the question is not whether marriage equality will exist in the Commonwealth, but when.
The pair sought the license but officials with the Philadelphia Marriage License Bureau say they’re sympathetic to the request but must wait for courts to rule on the issue in Pennsylvania.
This week a federal court struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, making it the second time in a month a court overturned such a ban in a conservative state.
The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.
After 27 years together, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey were officially married in front of close friends and family in Lambertville, New Jersey at midnight on Monday.
A number of groups are actively opposing recognition for the same sex marriages being performed.
Chris reviews President Obama’s interview with local News Anchor Rick Williams, the NFL’s announcement they will meet with a Native American group over the name of the Washington Redskins, and the President’s appointment of Janet Yellen for the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
Chris updates the latest on the continuing government shutdown, discusses the Eagles win over the Giants and offers Governor Corbett some advice with his comments on gay marriage. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup and Ray Didinger from CSN Philly.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett compared the marriage of same-sex couples to the marriage of a brother and sister during an appearance on a Friday morning TV news show.
Only on the job for a few months, Pope Francis caused quite a controversy in a recently published interview that circulated worldwide through a Jesuit magazine.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.
Chris breaks down last night’s Eagles loss to Andy Reid and the Chiefs, the latest efforts in the House and Senate to defund Obamacare and the Pope’s latest statements on gay marriage and abortion. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Beasley Reece for CBS 3, Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, and Comedians, the Sklar Brothers.
The walls of Lynne Gold-Bikin’s office in Norristown, Pa. are lined with framed marriage certificates, some dating back more than 200 years.