Kathleen Kane
The latest news about Kathleen Kane, the attortney general of Pennsylvania and an ally of marriage equality. Kathleen Kane is a Democrat and the first woman ever elected to serve as Pennsylvania's attorney general. She announced that she will not defend the state's so-called Defense of Marriage Act in a legal challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in July 2013. A graduate of Temple University Law School, Kane previously worked for the presidential campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
WATCH: Out State Rep. Brian Sims Introduces Pa. Marriage Equality Act
October 03 2013 8:36 PM ET October 04 2013 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Out Lawmaker Introduces Pa. Marriage Equality Act

Sunnivie Brydum

Meanwhile, a state official said that extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples was like 'giving money to people's pets.'

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding
September 26 2013 1:41 PM ET

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer was asked to leave his pastoral post at a Pennsylvania church after he performed a wedding for a gay couple in State College.

No More Same-Sex Marriages in Pa., Orders Judge
September 12 2013 5:23 PM ET

Stop the Pa. Gay Weddings, Orders Judge

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 170 same-sex couples have already received marriage licenses since county official D. Bruce Hanes announced in July that he'd defy state law and marry gay and lesbian couples.

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children
August 29 2013 1:39 PM ET

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania's governor said marriages between gay and lesbian couples are legally 'meaningless,' like marriages between 12-year-olds. The statewide equality organization was not pleased.

Penn. AG Won't Defend State's Marriage Ban
July 11 2013 12:42 PM ET September 12 2013 5:26 PM ET

Penn. AG Won't Defend State's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she "cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's version of DOMA. I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional."

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