All posts for the month December, 2013

Meet Pennsylvania Families: Ed Hill and David Palmer


Born and bred Pennsylvanians, Ed, 67, grew up near Pittsburgh and David, 65, grew up outside of Wilkes-Barre in Trucksville. They’ve been together for almost 25 years and are planning a big party to celebrate their silver anniversary soon. Ed is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in Vietnam and, after that, spent […]

Congratulations, New Mexico!

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It’s a historic day in New Mexico. Moments ago — in a landmark decision — the New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed what a majority of New Mexicans already know: that everyone in our state should have the freedom to marry the person they love. Today’s decision is historic and deserves a big celebration. The Court’s […]

The future looks bright for Pennsylvania


Only one week passed since we launched this campaign and already, Pennsylvanians are committing to move marriage forward in a big way. From Philly to Pittsburgh and Harrisburg to Scranton, marriage supporters know it’s time to ensure that in Pennsylvania, freedom means freedom for everyone — and they’re rolling up their sleeves to get to […]

ACLU-PA, Freedom to Marry Launch Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania

Contacts: Angela Dallara, Freedom to Marry,,  646-430-3925 Sara Mullen, ACLU of Pennsylvania,, 215-592-1513 x122 PHILADELPHIA – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and Freedom to Marry launched “Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania” with two press conferences in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to introduce the campaign and key partners. Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania is […]

Pennsylvania is ready to move marriage forward


Today, in an effort to move marriage forward for all loving couples in the state, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania  and Freedom to Marry launched a campaign called Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania. Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania is a grassroots public education campaign to build support for the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania. The […]

Welcome to our new website!

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 Today, we’re excited to share with you Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania’s new website — your online hub for the latest news and actions in our efforts to move marriage forward here in Pennsylvania. Our new website gives marriage supporters all the tools you need to get involved in our historic campaign — from sharing your […]

Pennsylvanians for Freedom: Chelsa Wagner

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Written by Chelsa Wagner My name is Chelsa Wagner. I serve as the Allegheny County Controller and previously served 3 terms in the PA State House. I was raised in the South Pittsburgh neighborhood of Beechview, but recently relocated to the city’s North Point Breeze neighborhood. I am married to my husband, Khari Mosley and […]

Meet Pennsylvania Families: Glenn and Michael Wascovich


Story originally posted on the Freedom to Marry blog When Michael Wascovich and Glenn Crook got engaged while both were still in college, their friends and family members asked if they were sure it was the right thing to do: Were they really in love? Were they ready to make such a big commitment when […]

Pennsylvanians for Freedom: Representative Michael Schlossberg


Michael Schlossberg is a State Representative from Pennsylvania’s 132nd District and resides in Allentown with his wife and two children. “I am happily married to my wife Brenna.  We’ve been married for 3.5 years and together for about six. We also have two wonderful children: Auron, who is two and a half, and Ayla, who is about a year old,” […]

Pennsylvanians for Freedom: Mayor Michael Nutter

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Mayor Michael Nutter is the current mayor of Philadelphia and has been a long proponent for the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania. While a member of City Council, Michael Nutter drafted a historic package of bills that created the City’s Life Partnership Program for same-sex couples as well as the provision of domestic partner benefits […]