Same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania, but some of its laws are stuck in the past


(WHTM) — Seven years ago today, same-sex marriage became legal in Pennsylvania. The United States Supreme Court made it legal nationwide a year later. However, laws against it are still in Pennsylvania’s books.

Philadelphia State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, who is gay, has introduced a bill to repeal a 1996 law that states marriage is between one man and one woman.

Even though the law is obsolete, Kenyatta says the fact that it still exists is a disservice to all Pennsylvanians in same-sex marriages.

A similar bill was introduced in the state senate. It is unclear if either bill will come up for a vote.

Kenyatta announced he will be running for U.S. Senate next year.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss