Good As You: Pennsylvania Roundup

01/06/2011

Audio: What Michael Geer's "Art of Marriage" means for us

In his attempt to shoot this site for simply messengering on the Chick-Fil-A sponsorship that his group, of its own accord, listed for an upcoming marriage conference, Pennsylvania Family Institute president Michael Geer said his "Art of Marriage" efforts are...

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The one where Michael Geer lies about this site

Our initial post on Chick-Fil-A's supposed partnership with the Pennsylvania Family Institute for its upcoming "Art of Marriage" seminar did one thing and one thing only: It showed the flyer for the event, noted PFI's mention of Chick-Fil-A being a...

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10/21/2010

Circular support squad fired up for Patrick Murphy

*EARLIER: Today's web chat with the Congressman

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Today, 1:30PM: Get to know Patrick Murphy in a Homo-textual sort of way

Our Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) live chat, starting at 1:30 EST. Get your questions ready: Live Chat with Rep. Patrick Murphy *ActBlue page: LGBT For Murphy **Past chats: Palm Springs mayor Steve Pougnet (challenging Rep. Mary Bono Mack in CA's...

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03/26/2010

Maggie and her 'CONsequences' vs. Daylen and his actuality

Pennsylvania state senator Daylen Leach (D-Delaware & Montgomery) uses logic. Maggie Gallagher uses every last one of her talking points, largely based is faux victimization, unsupported fear, and complete hand-washing of the harms that her work causes gay people. Go...

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03/25/2010

Civil marriage, faith-based opposition: Same old script being written in Penn

Reverend Derek McCoy wants to have his exclusionary wedding cake and eat it too. In the video we're about to ask you to go watch, be sure to note a few things: McCoy's agreement with Philadelphia Gays News' Mark Segal...

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03/16/2010

Elton John's reworked version of 'Philadelphia Freedom' staved off for now

By an 8-6 vote, the Pennsylvania state Senate Judiciary Committee voted down a marriage equality ban: Pa. Senate panel tables bill to ban gay marriage [AP via LD News] Good news, obviously. But still, as long as we live in...

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07/27/2009

Cracked bell, whacked policy: DADT uprising travels to Philly

We've already told you about Sen. Gillibrand's commitment to Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal. This morning in Philadelphia, U.S. Rep Patrick Murphy (D-PA) brought out the House version of reasoned resistance, standing shoulder to shoulder with the Human Rights Campaign,...

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05/19/2009

Penn and hostile paper: Eichelberger proposes Awfulbias

Pennsylvania state senator John Eichelberger (R-Blair) will today announce plans to introduce an anti-gay marriage amendment: Who: Senator Eichelberger What: Announcement of Marriage Amendment When: May 19, 2009; 10:45 AM Where: Blair County Courthouse Steps, Hollidaysburg, PA Senator Eichelberger to...

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04/28/2009

WHOA!

Sen. Arlen Specter (Formerly R-PA) has just announced that he is switching parties! Another Democratic Senator = 60 seats (assuming Franken holds)! SEISMIC political news! Statement by Senator Arlen Specter [Politics PA] *How is Sen Specter on our issues? Well...

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03/10/2009

Video: Philly beauty turns really ugly

Beauty school woes, in the style of '50s Rydell High-via-1970s Hollywood: Beauty school woes, modern-day Philly style: Teacher Upset Over Alleged Gay Slur [Fox 29 --Philly]

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07/15/2008

Ruling: Case that'll never end shouldn't have ever been contested

You know that situation from 2004 wherein a group of protestors from the Repent America group were arrested for raising all sorts of hell at Philadelphia's OutFest celebration? The one that ever since, the folks on the far right have...

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05/09/2008

Wrong Penn used in AFA's picture

We knew that the American Family Association's One News Now site twisted the news, but we did think they at least tried to stay up to date on the developments that they proceed to misrepresent! Though judging by this new...

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05/07/2008

Penn Sen avoids horrible blunder

You know the proposed bill that would put a gay marriage ban in the Pennsylvania constitution? Yea, well, Keystone State gays can rest easy for now. The state Senate yesterday put the kibosh on that potential historical misstep, as they...

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05/05/2008

PA: Will Wednesday be a 'Wed? No!' day?

On Wednesday of this week, the full Pennsylvania Senate is expected to vote on a proposed gay marriage ban: Gay marriage ban moves to full Senate [Patriot-News] So don't be surprised if you find the toilet paper in the capitol...

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04/28/2008

But unfortunately, Mike, bigotry's not just for bigots

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker might be sponsoring legislation that alter his state's most precious governing document so that it explicitly bans its gay tax-paying citizens from the freedom to marry. But don't you DARE call him a "bigot." This...

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03/19/2008

Keystone lawmakers advance stone-casting measure

Yesterday in Pennsylvania, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-4 in favor of amending the constitution to ban 'mo marriage in the Keystone State: Panel OKs constitutional ban on gay marriage [Post-Gazette] The heaping pile of legislative cow dung measure now...

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02/14/2008

'Pro-family' survey: Data, schmata -- just trust us

You know what's HIGHLY irresponsible? Issuing a press release claiming that you've conducted a survey that backs up your cause, yet failing to provide any info about the methodology behind your study. Yet that is exactly what the so-called Pennsylvania...

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01/31/2008

Penn students use pen for good cause

Following claims from an openly gay student that he was being harassed, more than 300 students in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Township School District have signed a petition encouraging administrators to deal with the problem of anti-gay harassment: Students Petition for Gay...

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01/29/2008

At what cost equality?

Attention those who are pushing for anti-gay amendments: We on the side of TRUE righteousness and TRUE values are going to do all we can to prevent and/or overturn these undignified measures. Cash will come in from all over. People...

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01/23/2008

Plenty of liberty-thwarting fish in the sea

Our ol' buddies at Focus on the Family are today running this story: Our suggestion? Why a personals ad, natch: You'll have to beat'em off with a stick, Sen. Brubaker. And handily, you can use the same one that you're...

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01/22/2008

Burgh to gays: We're not the 'Pitts'

Pittsburgh, PA, is reportedly looking to increase the number of gay and lesbian travelers who choose to visit "The City of Bridges": Pittsburgh Looks To Attract More Gay, Lesbian Tourists [WTAE] Our suggestion? Move it to South Florida.

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