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Pa. governor announces he will not appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's governor ended his fight Wednesday to stop same-sex marriage in the state, allowing a growing number of couples to proceed with their wedding plans with greater peace of mind.

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Pa. governor asks judge to forgo trial, rule in same-sex marriage case

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial.

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Pa. lawyers defend state’s gay marriage ban, ask court to dismiss lawsuit

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett's administration are urging a state judge to uphold Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage by throwing out a lawsuit brought by more than two dozen same-sex couples that challenges its constitutionality.

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Pa. governor Tom Corbett supports bill to outlaw anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he would be willing to sign legislation to outlaw discrimination based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity, but he was unprepared to say what he will do, if anything, to try to dislodge such bills that have thus far languished in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Pa. governor, AG seek to be dismissed from another same-sex marriage case

Monday, December 9, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
PHILADELPHIA -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane is seeking to be dismissed from a federal lawsuit pending in Philadelphia that challenges Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban.

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Defendants reshuffled in lawsuit challenging Pa. same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Lawyers on both sides of a court challenge to the state's gay marriage ban have agreed to dismiss Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane as defendants.

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New Jersey, neighboring Pennsylvania spotlight same-sex marriage efforts

Saturday, October 19, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania and New Jersey are on tracks that could lead to the Northeast being the first full region in the country to legalize same-sex marriage -- but the routes are hardly parallel and the horsepower anything but equal.

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No trial date set yet in Pa. same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A federal judge said Wednesday he would not set a trial date just yet for a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Pa. officials ask to be released as defendants in same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's governor, its chief legal officer and its health secretary are asking to be released as defendants in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's gay-marriage ban.

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Pa. governor: Same-sex marriage is like marriage between siblings

Friday, October 4, 2013
Tom Corbett
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett compared the marriage of same-sex couples to the marriage of a brother and sister during an appearance on a Friday morning TV news show.

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