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Pa. Legislators Propose Sidestepping Colleague Who is Blocking Marriage Equality Bill"If I were the speaker (of the Pennsylvania House), I would refer the bill to another committee," Sen. Daylin Leach said today. "There is no law that requires this to be referred to the state government committee."
Federal Trial on Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Law Set For June 2014Judge John Jones III has said that the legal system’s view of sex and sexual identity cases has undergone a “sea change” over the past four decades.
Federal Judge Allows Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Challenges To Move Forward in CourtFederal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.
Pollster Says Most Pennsylvanians Not Riled Up Over Gay Marriage Issue“Given the health of the economy, given the other economic and fiscal concerns that voters have, I don’t think it’s likely to move center stage .. in the short run,” says Terry Madonna.
Federal Lawsuit Aims To Sink Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Once and For AllThe case attacks the Commonwealth's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
Gay Couples Ask State Court to Overturn Pennsylvania Marriage LawTwenty-one same sex couples have filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court, asking the justices to declare their marriages legal and Pennsylvania’s marriage law unconstitutional.
Hanes To Appeal Commonwealth Court Decision On Marriage LicensesMontgomery County solicitor Ray McGarry announced today that he would file an appeal on behalf of county register of wills D. Bruce Hanes.
Judge Halts Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses in MontcoA Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority.
Montco Officials Consider Next Move In Effort To Issue Same-Sex Marriage LicensesRegister of wills D. Bruce Hanes says he is disappointed by the court’s decision but has no regrets about what he has done.
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