As Court Fights Rage, Pa. Pols. Push Marriage Equality Bill

Law360, Philadelphia (October 3, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT) -- Against the backdrop of several high-profile legal battles playing out in state and federal courtrooms, a group of Pennsylvania state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would strike down a law defining marriage as between one man and one woman and allow same-sex couples to wed.

While judges in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg and the state’s Commonwealth Court have been dealing with several challenges to Pennsylvania’s marriage law, the bill introduced by Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, would do away with the...
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