Archived from the original on January 31, In the brief, the couples note that the court below never ruled on the substantive issue of same-sex marriage, and they argue for it. Boyd as a main sponsor, introduced House Billproposing an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. It really makes me have a lot of hope about the future. The vote on the amendment was Retrieved May 21,
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Retrieved November 18, Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Cases of Public Interest. Judge McLaughlin issued an order on September 8 suspending further proceedings until "expiration of the deadline to petition the U. On October 1, the Republican-controlled Senate voted to concur with the anti-marriage language added by the House. Retrieved May 23,
On January 17,a group called the Philadelphia Metro Task Force, opposed to same-sex marriage recognition in Pennsylvania, sought to intervene in the lawsuit. Retrieved July 25, In Pennsylvania, a constitutional amendment requires approval by both houses of the State Legislature in two successive two-year sessions by majority vote before going to voters in a referendum. Retrieved December 3, Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Retrieved May 9,