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Even though the law is obsolete, Kenyatta says the fact that it still exists is a disservice to all Pennsylvanians in same-sex marriages.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