Posts Tagged “Marriage Equality”

Philly Gay Lawyer in the Legal: Pa. Supporters Cautiously Optimistic About Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Read more:

By | May 21, 2014

So many of you have reached out with important questions and I will be posting an FAQ shortly about all the uncertainties swirling around such as, what happens if Corbett appeals; how and where to get married; if you’re married or planning on getting married, what does this mean for your estate plan, taxes and […]

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PhillyGayLawyer in Legal Intelligencer: Decision Day in Pennsylvania’s Fight for Marriage Equality

By | May 12, 2014

The fight for marriage equality in Pennsylvania may finally be coming to an end. There are multiple same-sex marriage cases that have been filed in Pennsylvania, but the American Civil Liberties Union and Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller’s Whitewood v. Wolf, No. 13-1861-JEJ, filed a motion for summary judgment April 21 that was not contested. The case was brought on behalf of 21 plaintiffs (10 couples and one child) alleging that Pennsylvania’s state Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and argues that the law substantially effects the fundamental right to marry and discriminates based on sex and sexual orientation. Originally set to be heard in June, we could have a ruling from U.S. District Judge John E. Jones of the Middle District of Pennsylvania as early as today.

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PhillyGayLawyer on America Weekend with Paul Harris

By | January 21, 2014

Listen to PhillyGayLawyer on America Weekend with Paul Harris discussing same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, Gay Divorce, and Russia’s stance on homosexuality as we head into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: PhillyGayLawyer on America Weekend 01/19/14

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PhillyGayLawyer in Legal Intelligencer: Reflecting on Victories and Losses for LGBT Rights in 2013

By | January 13, 2014

Will 2014 be the year when opponents of progress will finally stand alone on the wrong side of history? The forecast looks cloudy, at best. But as I look back at 2013—the battles we’ve won and the battles we’ve lost—I see tremendous potential for advances in LGBT equality in the New Year.

It is always difficult to quantify progress in struggles for increased basic human rights. Looking at 2013 cumulatively, though, there is no doubt that the United States is picking up momentum and moving toward LGBT equality faster than ever.

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