Equality Advocates PA Response to Metcalfe Memo

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Equality PA — Friends:  Let the crazy begin.  Hopefully, this won't  ruin anyone's holidays but it appears from the attached memo that the battle will begin early in 2011.  What I am providing is a copy of a memo from one of our chief opponents, Rep. Darryl Metcalfe, calling on his legislative colleagues to sign on […]

Metcalfe Back with PA Marriage Amendment

Like roaches crawling out of the woodwork, social conservative Republicans are back to defend marriage against the ever-looming threat of homosexuality.  See this memo from PA Representative (and would be Lt. Governor) Darryl Metcalfe whose neck of crazy-town includes Western PA.  Seriously, this is a problem   Looks like we'll have another Blog for Equality […]

Stuff I Missed

Rob Rogers has a great cartoon on the recent pro-marriage equality court ruling. Not up to date on the California ruling?  The Trib reprints a nice piece from the Washington Post on the ruling. This could end up at the Supreme Court level, but for now its nice to enjoy a victory.  The Trib also […]

Argentina first Latin American nation to approve marriage equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Hurrah for Argentina. BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's Senate narrowly approved a law early on Thursday authorizing same-sex marriages, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow gay couples to wed.   <snip>   But in a region where the separation of church and state is not always so clear, the law demonstrated a […]

Court ruling on federal DOMA

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Interesting news from Boston. In an enormous victory for same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Boston today (Thursday, July 8) ruled, in two separate cases, that a critical part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. In one challenge brought by the state of Massachusetts, Judge Joseph Tauro ruled that Congress violated the […]

State Rep Dan Frankel commends Obama on hospital visitation

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State Rep. Dan FrankelD-Allegheny      www.pahouse.com/Frankel     Frankel applauds Obama's directive for equal hospital access for same-sex partners, commends Pa. sponsors of non-discrimination bill   HARRISBURG, April 19 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, applauded President Obama's recent directive to provide same-sex partners access to their loved ones in nearly all U.S. hospitals.   At […]

Civil Union Legislation May Be Introduced in PA House

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From the Philly Gay News … A Pennsylvania lawmaker is gathering legislative support for a bill that would make civil unions for same-sex couples a reality in the Keystone State. The measure, the first of its kind in the Pennsylvania legislature, is being spearheaded by Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Cohen (D-202nd Dist.). Cohen said he’s so […]

PA Lesbian Married Couple Denied Divorce in Pennsylvania

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From Berks County comes word of a Pennsylvania lesbian couple stuck in legal limbo.  They married in Massachusetts, but to obtain a Massachusetts divorce will need to reside there for one year.  To get divorced in Pennsylvania, their marriage has to be legal in Pennsylvania which it is not.  Thus, their divorce petition was turned […]

Blogging for Equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

  A marriage amendment has sprung up again in Pennsylvania. Its any easy way to pander to the right-wing conservatives who seem to populate this state. As has been practiced throughout history, fear is always a great way for a politician to get points with the constituents. I have been reading a great book about […]

Life Goes On: Blog for Equality 2010

I don't think there's much I can add on the “Marriage Protection” amendment that I haven't covered in the past 4+ years. You have the contact information.  We need you to call today. Today is the day. Sunday, I woke up at 7:30 AM, let out the dogs, put on the coffee and grabbed the […]