The issue of legalizing marijuana for medical use got the strongest and widest support, approved 87-to-14 percent in aggregate.
Even if legally married in another state, the commonwealth’s web site warns, each person in a same-sex marriage must file separately in Pennsylvania.
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.
“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.”
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.
Church officials have defrocked a United Methodist pastor from Pennsylvania who officiated his son’s gay wedding in Massachusetts.
Rev. Frank Schaefer, in dark suit, was surrounded by supporters after annoucing he won’t abide by Methodist Church rules banning same-sex marriages and won’t give up his credentials.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane is seeking to be dismissed from a federal lawsuit pending in Philadelphia that challenges Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban.
Judge 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.
After being found guilty of violating church law, Pastor Frank Schaefer is now suspended from his church for 30 days and tells CBS 3 it was an emotional two days of trial.
A Methodist minister has been suspended 30 days for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.
A Pennsylvania pastor who officiated a same sex marriage has reportedly been found guilty of “violating the church’s law” and “breaking the law and order of the United Methodist Church.”
Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.
The judge in a federal court challenge to Pennsylvania’s 17-year-old law that bans recognition of same-sex marriages is rejecting three different attempts to dismiss the lawsuit.