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Officials say officer did not use excessive force at Pittsburgh gay pride

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Souroth Chatterji
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh city officials have determined that a police officer did not use excessive force when he punched a woman at a gay pride event in June. City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge made the announcement Friday afternoon. The officer, Souroth Chatterji, said he was trying to break up a fight when he grabbed the woman by the head and punched...

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Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese approves same-sex marriages

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Bishop Dorsey McConnell
PITTSBURGH — The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh says its clergy may sign marriage certificates between same-sex couples. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Monday that the rule is spelled out in a recent letter from Bishop Dorsey McConnell. McConnell has expressed reservations about the theology behind the church’s marriage rite...

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Police officer investigated for forceful arrest at Pittsburgh pride event

Monday, June 16, 2014
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's LGBT pride parade and festival. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday the officer will remain on restricted duty for a month during an internal investigation.

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Pittsburgh mayor officiates weddings for 19 same-sex couples

Monday, June 16, 2014
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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has officiated his first weddings since taking office in January, presiding over a group ceremony for 19 same-sex couples in City Council chambers. The weddings coincided with the Pittsburgh Pridefest, and some of the couples had marched in the Pride Parade before they were married on Sunday.

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Pittsburgh mayor to officiate mass same-sex wedding at pride event

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Bill Peduto
PITTSBURGH -- The mayor of Pittsburgh has announced plans to officiate marriages for same-sex couples next month following last week's federal court decision striking down the commonwealth's gay marriage ban.

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Pittsburgh Episcopal bishop approves same-sex blessings

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Bishop Dorsey McConnell
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh's Episcopal bishop has decided to let local priests decide whether they will conduct blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples.

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Pittsburgh police charge man in alleged bias motivated attack on gay man

Friday, October 11, 2013
Benjamin Stoviak
Pittsburgh police have charged one man for allegedly attacking a gay man, but a defense attorney says the victim wasn't targeted because of his sexuality.

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