Pennsylvania

News from within the borders of Pennsylvania and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Pennsylvania, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. The Advocate also covers the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explores how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.
WATCH: Lesbians Denied Wedding Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus'

Lesbians Denied Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus' 

The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., refused to bake a cake for a local lesbian couple who wanted to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows.

Pa.: Still Legal to Discriminate, Venue Rejects Lesbian Wedding

Pa.: Still Legal to Discriminate, Venue Rejects Lesbian Wedding

In the process of planning her wedding, a woman gets snubbed by a venue simply because she plans to marry her female partner.

SCOTUS Rejects Pa. Clerk's Final Attempt to Stop Marriage Equality

Supreme Court Gives Pa. Clerk The Final No

The highest court in the U.S. will not hear a final effort to uphold Pennsylvania's marriage ban.

Antigay Pa. Clerk Hopes Third Try Is Charm to Stop Equal Marriage

Antigay Pa. Clerk Hopes Third Try Is Charm to Stop Equal Marriage

After two federal courts denied her request to same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, a county official is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.

EEOC: Pa. Trans Woman Has a Case Against Former Employer

Pa. Trans Woman Has a Case Against Former Employer

In what she hopes will bring an end to a seven-year legal struggle, one Pennsylvania trans woman looks to put a history of discrimination behind her.

Judge: County Official Can't Appeal Pa. Marriage Ruling

Judge: 'Contrived' Clerk Can't Fight Pa. Marriage

She made a 'contrived' argument to intervene in the case after the governor declined to appeal, the judge says.

WATCH: Out Pa. Rep. Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition to Statewide ENDA

WATCH: Brian Sims Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims calls out the one person who is keeping anti-LGBT discrimination legal in the state.

Pa. Republican Congressman Voices Support for Marriage Equality

Pa. Repub.: 'Life Is Too Short' to Oppose Marriage Equality

Charlie Dent joins a few other Republicans in Congress in supporting equal marriage rights, while in other Pennsylvania news, the mayor of Pittsburgh is going to officiate a wedding ceremony for multiple same-sex couples.

WATCH: Final Pa. County Comes Full Circle to Issue Marriage Licenses

Last Pa. County Comes Full-Circle to Issue Marriage Licenses

The register of deeds in Montgomery County, Pa., who had been under a court order to refrain from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is once again allowed to issue licenses to all adult couples who request them.

WATCH: Same-Sex Weddings Begin in Pa.

WATCH: Same-Sex Weddings Begin in Pa.

With the state's three-day waiting period for marriages up after Tuesday's ruling for marriage equality, same-sex couples have been marrying throughout Pennsylvania.

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