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Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Critics Seek Ruling

Gay couples and others challenging Pennsylvania’s 1996 law banning same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Monday to bypass a trial in favor of a quicker ruling in the case.

04/21/2014

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Judge To End Part Of Ohio Ban On Recognizing Gay Marriage

A federal judge says he will strike down part of Ohio’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.

04/04/2014

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Local Couples To Spend Valentine’s Day Defending Same-Sex Marriage

For Valentine’s Day many couples will buy flowers, eat heart-shaped chocolates or go out to dinner.

02/14/2014

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Methodist Jury Convicts Pa. Pastor For Gay Wedding

A United Methodist pastor was convicted Monday of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding and could be defrocked after a high-profile trial that has rekindled debate over the denomination’s policy on gay marriage.

11/18/2013

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Attempts Nixed To Block Pa. Gay Marriage Lawsuit

The judge in a federal court challenge to Pennsylvania’s 17-year-old law that bans recognition of same-sex marriages is rejecting two different attempts to dismiss the lawsuit.

11/15/2013

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Corbett: Gay Marriage Is Like Marriage Of Siblings

Gov. Tom Corbett’s comments on a CBS Television station in Harrisburg ignited a firestorm.

10/04/2013

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Pa. Judge Orders End To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority.

09/12/2013

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Braddock Mayor Continuing To Marry Same-Sex Couples

A Pittsburgh-area mayor is finding himself in demand since agreeing to marry a same-sex couple last week.

08/15/2013

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Braddock Mayor Performs First Gay Marriage In Allegheny Co.

Last week he spoke out against the ban on gay marriage and now the Mayor of Braddock is publicly defying it.

08/05/2013

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Gay Couple Uses Adoption To Gain Benefits

Two Pittsburgh men who have been in a relationship for more than 40 years found a unique way to get around state law that prohibits benefits for same-sex couples.

06/29/2013

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Liberty Ave. Closed In Part Wednesday Morning For Gay Rally

Part of Liberty Avenue from 10th Street down to 9th Street will be closed down Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. and lasting until noon, as the greater gay community and their supporters will rally there to await an important decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/25/2013

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Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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Protestors Show Up At Chick-fil-A In Homestead

Dozens of gay marriage supporters showed up at the Chick-fil-A at the Waterfront in Homestead Friday night. The protestors stood outside the restaurant, held signs and wore t-shirts with messages like, “Gay OK” “We’re People” and “Free Hugs.”

08/03/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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