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.

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

October 03 2013 8:36 PM Updated

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.

September 26 2013 1:41 PM

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.

September 12 2013 5:23 PM

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.

August 29 2013 1:39 PM

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."

July 11 2013 12:42 PM Updated