All posts for the month March, 2014

PA Treasurer Rob McCord files brief in support of the freedom to marry

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This week,  Treasurer Rob McCord filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a state lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. In the brief, he highlights the hardships he sees same-sex couples in Pennsylvania enduring from his position as treasurer, ranging from retirement benefits to inheritance rights: “From a time in which states once enacted […]

Poll: Support for the freedom to marry up 10% since 2013

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In a recently released poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 57% of Pennsylvanians polled said they would support legally extending marriage to same-sex couples. The poll reflected that a majority of men and women in our state support marriage for same-sex couples, polling in at 53% and 60%, respectively. Marriage for same-sex couples is also favored […]

Pennsylvanians for Freedom: Rabbi Jill L. Maderer


Rabbi Jill L. Maderer serves at the Congregation of Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia and is a vocal advocate for the freedom to marry. Rabbi Maderer strongly believes in equal rights and justice for all, and is teaching others to love and respect one another at her Congregation. Rabbi Maderer says it is her commitment to […]