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: 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.

Pennsylvania Gov. Won't Appeal Marriage Ruling

Pennsylvania Gov. Won't Appeal Marriage Ruling

Pennsylvania's governor says he will not appeal a federal court ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Judge Rules for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania

Judge Rules for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania

If his ruling is not appealed, the Keystone State would be the 19th in the U.S. with marriage equality.

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples

If insurance companies provide family benefits to married opposite-sex couples, they must offer the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples, the Department of Health and Human Services said today.

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Philadelphia's Republican governor is making waves with his newly expressed support for employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in his state.

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License

A 12-year-teaching veteran was fired from a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania immediately after he applied for a marriage license with his same-sex partner in neighboring New Jersey Friday.

Is Pennsylvania the Next Marriage Equality State?

Is Pa. the Next Marriage Equality State?

Whitewood v. Wolf will be heard in U.S. District Court in June.

Trans Teen Won't Be Homecoming King, But Can Start a GSA

Trans Teen Won't Be Homecoming King, But Can Start a GSA

Kasey Caron wasn't allowed to run for homecoming king, but he will be allowed to start a gay-straight alliance at his Pennsylvania high school, the first GSA in the region. He'll also be allowed to wear the blue cap and gown designated for male students at graduation.

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform
October 30 2013 3:31 PM ET

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform

The legislation, signed by Mayor Nutter Thursday, mandates that all new city-owned buildings be equipped with gender-neutral restrooms and offers tax credits to businesses that offer LGBT-inclusive benefits.

Syndicate content

AddThis

Quantcast