All posts for the month April, 2014

Join us at a rally on Decision Day!

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After lawyers asked for a ruling without trial last week, the landmark case to win the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania could be decided any time after May 12. We don’t know when or how a judge will rule, but when a decision is made—we want to be ready. That’s why, on whatever day a […]

BIG NEWS: Challenge to Pennsylvania’s Marriage Ban Put On Fast-Track

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Today, lawyers representing the plaintiffs challenging Pennsylvania’s marriage ban in Whitewood v. Wolf filed a motion asking a federal judge to decide the case on the briefs alone, rather than waiting for a trial in June. This means that a judge could rule on the future of the freedom to marry in the Commonwealth as early as […]

An additional headache for same-sex couples in Pennsylvania


  Tax Day is today—and as many families are filling out a dizzying array of tax forms before the deadline hits, married same-sex couples across Pennsylvania face additional hurdles because the state of Pennsylvania does not respect their marriage. In an Op-Ed in PennLive, Julia Lobur—one of the plaintiff couples in a federal suit challenging laws […]

Respect my family on Tax Day

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Let’s face it—no one looks forward to Tax Day. Filing your taxes can be stressful and confusing, but for my wife Marla and I, it’s more than that. For us, Tax Day has always been the dreadful moment when we are forced to select “Single” as our legal status in Pennsylvania, when that is far […]

REMINDER: Panel in Allentown tomorrow


Tomorrow in Allentown, Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania is hosting an exciting group of speakers for an important panel on what’s next for the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania. Can you make it? Click here to RSVP. Melissa Morris of Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania will be joined by State Representative Michael Schlossberg, colleagues from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, […]

Same-sex couples prohibited from filing joint taxes

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Tax day is just around the corner. But while the federal government recognizes all legally married same-sex couples—Pennsylvania’s gay and lesbian who wed out of state are still prohibited from filing jointly on their state tax return. It’s just another reminder of the hardships same-sex couples face due to the state of Pennsylvania denying their […]