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Lesbian couple marry in Pennsylvania despite ban on same-gender unions

The validity of this marriage will be in doubt because of the law. The ACLU has sued in federal court, contending that the marriage ban in Pennsylvania is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has vowed not to defend the discriminatory law.

Pennsylvania AG won't defend state's ban on same-gender marriage

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has said that she will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit that was filed this week challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage.

Supreme Court makes no rulings today on Prop 8 and DOMA

The window of time to release any decisions during this session of the high court is winding down. The only other two announced dates are Monday, June 24, or Thursday, June 27, but the Supreme Court can always add dates anytime through Friday, June 28.

Philadelphia City Council approves landmark LGBT equality bill

The Philadelphia city council on Thursday approved a landmark LGBT equality bill that provides tax incentives to private employers who extend insurance to the same-sex partners of their employees, and strengthens legal rights and protections for LGBT citizens.

Pa. state Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican, comes out

State Rep. Mike Fleck (R-Huntingdon) publicly acknowledged Saturday that he is gay, making him the first openly gay lawmaker in Pa. and the only currently sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the entire country.