PA same-sex marriage debate

    Six states have legally recognized same-sex marriage: Massachusetts, Maine, Iowa, Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Supporters have argued that marriage bans violate their state’s equal protection guarantees. Critics say that bans protect the institution of marriage. Same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania is banned by statute, which could be overturned by the legislature. Our guests have two dueling bills in the state legislature. State Senator DAYLIN LEACH, a Democrat representing Montgomery County, has introduced a bill to amend the Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage to offer “full and equal marriage rights” to same-sex couples. And State Senator JOHN EICHELBERGER, a Republican representing Blair County, has introduced a bill amending the state Constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman. Listen to the mp3

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