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Main Line Catholic School Parents Convene To Discuss Controversial Firing of TeacherParents learned through an e-mail sent Friday that Waldron Mercy Academy teacher Margie Winters had been fired. While not saying it specifically, the e-mail strongly hints that Winters was fired because she is gay.
Philadelphia Mayoral Hopeful Jim Kenney Says Battle For Gay Rights Goes OnToday, Kenney recalled that during the 1990's, when there was widespread and staunch opposition to his efforts for "domestic partnerships" legislation, he never could have imagined this moment.
National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage RulingThe National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today's US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.
In Philadelphia's Gayborhood, Elation Over US Supreme Court RulingToday, following the US Supreme Court decision overturning state bans on same-sex marriages, the sense of a watershed moment in US history was palpable.
High Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to NJ Ban on 'Gay Conversion' TherapiesTherefore, New Jersey's ban on the alleged "junk science" practice remains in place.
Councilman Wants Philadelphia to Capitalize on Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' ControversyFirst District city councilman Mark Squilla penned the open letter to all residents in states that recently passed so-called "religious freedom" laws, which critics say may invite discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Details Announced For Constitution Center Show Outlining 50 Years of Gay Rights Efforts in PhiladelphiaTitled "Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court," the exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, and legal precedents that tell the story of the gay civil rights movement.
Philadelphia Plans for Huge LGBT Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration Next Year Malcolm Lazin, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration, notes that the 1965 demostrations on behalf of gay rights were an act of tremendous courage at the time.
10 Years Later, Recalling The Impact of Gov. McGreevey's Surprise AnnouncementDespite the scandal, McGreevey's announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.
2013 IN REVIEW: Marriage Equality Gains StrengthThe 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.
Villanova Law Students Help Gay Russian Man Gain US AsylumA group of Villanova University law students have helped gain asylum in the United States for a Russian man who claims he was persecuted for years in his home country because he is gay.
Gov. Corbett Backs Gay Anti-Discrimination Law, If Not Gay MarriageState representative Brian Simms applauds the governor's announcement -- even if it appears to be a move to gain support for reëlection.
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