Sunday, January 10, 2010

Marriage equality legislation in Pennsylvania faces difficult challenges


On June 5th, Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach introduced marriage equality legislation, but it remains on hold in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a lack of popular support for marriarge equality, and a recent history of legislative attempts to reinforce the state DOMA.
Leach predicted, however, that public support would increase as other states slowly joined those recognizing the marriage of same-sex partners. "In the long term, it is inevitable," he said. "When you look at the history of any civil rights movement in this country, there is always resistance at first."

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