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Pa. Legislative Session Ends Without a Hate Crimes Bill

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 16
Pennsylvania's state legislative session comes to a close without a vote on the LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes bill.

Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 23
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 20
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

Pennsylvania Clerk Loses SCOTUS Bid Against Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | Jul 10
A U.S. Supreme Court justice has rejected a Pennsylvania county clerk's bid to stop gay marriages in the state while she tries to get standing in a legal case to stop them permanently.

NOM Returns to Pa. to Urge Corbett to Reverse Decision on Marriage Appeal

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jun 11
The National Organization for Marriage is setting its sights again on the Keystone State in a last ditch attempt to persuade Governor Tom Corbett (R) to reverse his decision not to appeal a court ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Pittsburgh Mayor to Marry Same-Sex Couples at Local PrideFest

NATIONAL | May 28
The mayor of Pittsburgh has announced plans to officiate marriages for same-sex couples next month following last week’s federal court decision striking down the commonwealth’s gay marriage ban.

Defense of Pennsylvania’s Gay Marriage Ban Dropped

NATIONAL | May 22
Hundreds, if not thousands, of same-sex couples who live in Pennsylvania are rushing to get marriage licenses or celebrate the sudden recognition of their out-of-state marriages in their home state.

Pennsylvania Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Marc Levy | May 21
Same-sex marriage won a second victory in two days in Pennsylvania, as the governor said Wednesday that he will not appeal a court decision that struck down the state’s ban.

Gay Couples Rush for Licenses in Pennsylvania

NATIONAL | May 21
Same-sex couples in Pennsylvania clamored for marriage licenses after a judge ruled to allow the state to join the rest of the Northeast in legalizing gay weddings, with Philadelphia offices staying open late to handle a rush of applications.

FRC’s Tony Perkins: Marriage Thrown in the ’Ash Heap of History’

NATIONAL | By EDGE | May 20
Apparently Family Research Council president Tony Perkins is still having trouble wrapping his brain around the word "unconstitutional."

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