Monday, February 4, 2013
A new poll shows Pennsylvania voters support same-sex marriage by a small margin.
Same-sex marriage is still a topic being debated in Pennsylvania. More voters (47 percent) support same-sex marriage than oppose it (43 percent), according to a January Quinnipiac University poll, but the margin is still small. The numbers were even closer among men polled, with 44 percent supporting and 46 opposing same-sex marriage. Women were less split with 50 percent supporting same-sex unions and 40 percent opposing them. When the voters polled were split by religion, 50 percent of white Catholics support same-sex unions with 40 percent oppose them. White Protestants were less accepting with 31 percent in support of same-sex unions and 60 percent opposing them. Of the Republicans polled, 23 percent support it, while 67 percent oppose…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The president of Equality Pennsylvania highlights races to watch for LGBT quality on Election Day
Monday, November 5, 2012
By Adrian Shanker/Equality Pennsylvania Every election is important. Every time we vote, we are deciding who will represent us, and which values are important to us at the time. This election could mark a turning point for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender equality. This election marks the first time a major-party nominee for President supports marriage equality. From the President on down, here are some races to watch for LGBT equality. The Presidential: For the first time in American history, a major party nominee for President supports marriage equality. Also for the first time in history, a majority of Americans support marriage equality. And for the first time in numerous election cycles, marriage has not been a major wedge …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Online petition claims DeSales University denied student-run LGBT/Pride clubs to form numerous times, challenges university to live up to motto "be who you are and be that well"
An online petition currently circulating hopes that DeSales University will reconsider the decision to not allow a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) student-run organization on campus. DeSales alumnus Tim Gallagher posted a petition on Change.org early Monday in response to repeated denials by university officials to allow an LGBT student group to form on campus. The story first broke on local blog Lehigh Valley with Love. The petition reads: Each student at DeSales University is told repeatedly to "be who you are and be that well" per the direction of St. Francis de Sales. This is a wonderful motto but currently excludes LGBT students and alumni. The university has repeatedly denied requests to allow a Gay Straight Alliance …