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HARRISBURG, Oct. 4 – Leaders of the Pennsylvania legislature’s LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced Gov. Tom Corbett’s comparison of the love of committed same-sex couples to incest. After a public backlash, Corbett previously called “inappropriate” his administration’s legal argument comparing same-sex couples who seek marriage equality to 12-year-olds. Today, a Harrisburg TV station aired video […]

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PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2013– State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today joined Reps. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) and Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) at a press conference in Philadelphia’s Love Park to announce a new marriage equality bill to be introduced in the House of Representatives. Leach, who has drafted and introduced his own marriage equality bill, Senate Bill […]

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HARRISBURG, October 2, 2013 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today invited members of the press and public to attend a press conference tomorrow in Philadelphia’s Love Park announcing a new marriage equality bill. At the event, Leach will join Reps. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia, who are unveiling House Bill 1686, the […]

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HARRISBURG, July 9, 2013 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today released a statement of support for the plaintiffs filing a lawsuit that aims to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. Leach, the state’s leading progressive and a champion of LGBT rights, said: “As the author of the original marriage equality legislation in Pennsylvania, and […]

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HARRISBURG, June 26, 2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, and State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) has released a statement in response to the decision. Leach, a champion for LGBT rights and the prime sponsor of S.B. 719, which would legalize same-sex marriage […]

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HARRISBURG, January 31, 2013 – A newly released Quinnipiac poll has shed new light on Pennsylvanians’ views on marriage equality, said Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) in a statement released today. That poll, conducted earlier this month, concluded that although Pennsylvania voters are still divided on same-sex marriage, support is on the rise among voters 18 […]

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HARRISBURG, June 27, 2011 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery), Pennsylvania’s champion for marriage equality and LGBT rights, today offered his congratulations to lawmakers in New York state who recently approved a measure legalizing same sex marriage.

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When you follow politics closely, every election night comes with its exhilarating wins and heartbreaking losses. Some years there are more of one than the other, but every year is, to some extent, a mixed bag. This year, the toughest loss for me to watch was the decision by the voters of Maine to (albeit narrowly) overturn by referendum the legislature’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

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HARRISBURG, March 25, 2010– State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) announced the success of last night’s marriage equality debate against Maggie Gallagher from the National Organization for Marriage, an organization that believes that traditional marriage will suffer if same sex couples are permitted to marry.

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HARRISBURG, March 16, 2010 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning defeated a bill that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman only.

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