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PA Senator introduces marriage ban

Timothy Kincaid

January 29th, 2010

From the Philadelphia Gay News

About eight months after he pledged to introduce a bill that would institute a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, Pennsylvania Sen. John Eichelberger (R-30th Dist.) has made good on his promise.

SB 707, which Eichelberger introduced Jan. 26, would add to the Pennsylvania Constitution the language: “Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid and recognized as marriage.”

This bill would have to pass both houses in two back-to-back sessions. It currently has 15 cosponsors (13 Republicans and 2 Democrats). The Senate is currently under Republican control (30 – 20) but the House is under Democrat control (104 – 98).

There is also a bill in the Senate to legalize marriage equality.



January 29th, 2010 | LINK

After Democratic betrayals in various state legislatures, why rely on a “Democratic majority” in one (or both) legislative bodies as an indication that a pro-GLBT or anti-GLBT piece of legislation will go forward.

I have a feeling all legislators regard the GLBT community (THEIR constitutency, by the way) as mere excrement.

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