Sexuality
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Pennsylvania's new 'heroes'

Marriage
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/22/14, 10:15 am

Things are moving at warp speed now. Hard to believe it was only last July that the registrar of wills in Montgomery County, Pa., D. Bruce Hanes, announced that his office in the county seat of Norristown would defy the law of the commonwealth by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It was portrayed as “heroic” in the local media, the little shrimp against a whale.

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Pennsylvania governor won't appeal gay marriage ruling

Marriage
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/21/14, 04:17 pm

Pennsylvania’s Republican governor announced today he will not appeal yesterday’s ruling that struck down the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Gov. Tom Corbett’s office mounted a defense to the legal challenge against the law after the state’s Democratic attorney general, Kathleen Kane, refused to do it.

Conservatives expected Corbett to appeal the ruling, but he said today an appeal would be “extremely unlikely to succeed.” Even so, he said dropping the case went against his beliefs.

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SunTrust Bank reverses decision on Benhams

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/16/14, 05:37 pm

UPDATE: The Daily Caller reports that SunTrust Bank has reversed its decision and will reestablish its business relationship with David and Jason Benham.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, SunTrust spokeswoman Beth McKenna said that the decision to cut ties with the Benhams came through a third-party vendor.

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