Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’
What Pornhub teaches us about Pennsylvanians and LGBT equality

What Pornhub teaches us about Pennsylvanians and LGBT equality

Last week, PW’s Randy LoBasso reported that 4.2 percent of Pennsylvania males who log onto Pornhub.com use it to watch gay (male) porn. I wondered: How many people does this actually represent? And how is the state responding to the increasingly obvious fact that a rising number of state residents identify as LGBT? According to the U.S. Census Bureau,...

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4.2% of Pennsylvania Pornhub users watch gay porn

4.2% of Pennsylvania Pornhub users watch gay porn

4.2 percent of Pennsylvanians who log onto Pornhub.com use it to watch gay porn, according to the hardcore pornography web portal’s “Insights” blog. Pornhub compiled those stats in collaboration with Buzzfeed, seeking to figure out whether states with legalized gay marriage watch more gay porn than states without it. “The quick answer: yes,” Pornhub’s...

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Gay South Philly couple seek, then denied, marriage license

Gay South Philly couple seek, then denied, marriage license

South Philly couple and gay marriage advocates Bob and Bill Sullivan publicly announced they’d head up to City Hall today and attempt to get a license. Marriage equality is of course not legal in Pennsylvania, but the Sullivans say they were married four years ago in Vermont and believe they should receive the legal benefits of marriage here. What’s worse:...

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Same-sex Philly couple wants state to recognize their marriage

Same-sex Philly couple wants state to recognize their marriage

There’s another case stemming from Philadelphia that could change marriage equality laws as we know them. Filed by Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker and coordinated by Equality Forum, the case essentially argues that Pennsylvania should recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages—and once it does, the 32 states without marriage equality would likely have...

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Same-sex marriage suit stays alive in PA

Same-sex marriage suit stays alive in PA

Every northeastern state except Pennsylvania allows same-sex marriage, but that got one step closer to changing today. The federal judge in the suit that is attempting to legalize love in the commonwealth denied three different attempts by the state of Pennsylvania to dismiss the lawsuit, meaning the case will likely head to trial and, perhaps, eventually the...

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Santorum’s recent remarks say more about his ego than issues

Santorum’s recent remarks say more about his ego than issues

“I think his objective was a laudable one,” said former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum on Meet the Press, after being asked about Ted Cruz and the recent government shutdown. “I think he didn’t do a very good job in planning it out. I mean, there’s one thing to have a goal, and another thing to have a plan to get you to that goal, and...

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Corbett trying to toss ACLU same-sex marriage lawsuit

Corbett trying to toss ACLU same-sex marriage lawsuit

Over the summer, you couldn’t go too far without hearing of legal cases involving LGBT couples attempting to get married in Pennsylvania. It began with Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s refusal to defend the state against an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit, and continued with Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes issuing marriage licenses...

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5 people not into the Montgomery County same-sex marriage certificates

5 people not into the Montgomery County same-sex marriage certificates

As we’ve been following here, Montgomery County Register of Willis D. Bruce Hanes began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last month and, to date, has made it officially unofficial for at least 137 sets of lovers across the Keystone State. It’s been met with a large amount of fanfare and national attention, but as expected, not everyone’s too...

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Mark your calendars: PA marriage equality case set for Sept. 4

Mark your calendars: PA marriage equality case set for Sept. 4

The Corbett Administration’s legal battle against a rogue Register of Wills in Montgomery County is set to hit Harrisburg Commonwealth Court in early September. According to an Associated Press report, the Administration says officials in the southeast Pennsylvania suburban county are “violating the state’s one-man, one-woman marriage law.” The tussle...

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Gay weddings spreading throughout Pennsylvania

Gay weddings spreading throughout Pennsylvania

Call it the summer of love. Since Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced she’d recuse herself from an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the state with regard to marriage equality earlier this year, Pennsylvania registers of will, mayors and other state officials have taken the cue, deciding to conduct marriages on their own. It began with Montgomery...

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