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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.

Respect my family on Tax Day

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.

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?

Same-sex couples prohibited from filing joint taxes

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.

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

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.

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

In a recently released poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, 57% of Pennsylvanians polled said they would support legally extending marriage to same-sex couples.

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.

Federal Judge rules state marriage ban in Texas is unconstitutional

Today a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s bans on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional, as it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.

A Valentine’s Day Engagement

I’ve never been what anyone would call “traditional,” but I am a sucker for a good love story, so standing in front of my friends and family to marry the person I love was a no brainer once I realized Vinnie was the one with whom I wanted to spend my life.

Poll shows strong numbers for the freedom to marry

The results of the January 2014 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters has confirmed what we already know -- hearts and minds are changing, and they support same-sex marriage.