Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. It had never added such a ban to its State Constitution. The state has never recognized civil unions or domestic partnerships and was the last state in the Northeast region where same-sex couples could not legally marry. In September , the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved Representative Allan Egolf 's R-Perry amendment to ban the performance and recognition of same-sex marriage by a vote of to 16, after an effort to rule it unconstitutional failed by a vote of to The Senate passed the legislation on October 1 by a vote of 43 to 5. Several attempts to recognize same-sex marriages failed in the General Assembly , but failed while the Republican Party had majorities in either the State Senate or House of Representatives.
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With those ballot victories for marriage equality, the first after a year string of defeats in 32 states, it is now reasonable to imagine a day in the not-very-distant future when marriage for gay and lesbian couples across this country will be unexceptional, unencumbered and mostly unremarked upon…. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE. To produce the best newspapers, magazines, television programs, educational services and other products we can. To run an outstanding business, measured by the increase in intrinsic shareholder value over time. To be not just a good, but an exceptional place for people to work, and a leader in the hiring and promotion of minorities and women. To be a company that provides outstanding customer service. To be creative, adaptive, flexible and intelligent enough to adapt to the changes in our business environment.
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He is also a former delegate to the United States House of Representatives and was a candidate for the and Democratic presidential nominations as a favorite son ,   as well as a human rights activist. His stated life work is to advocate public policy that "declares Good News to the poor, that binds up the broken hearted and sets at liberty them that are bound" in the United States and around the world. The fourth of seven children, Walter Fauntroy was born and raised in Washington, D. His mother, Ethel Vines Fauntroy, was a homemaker.
Seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey , the highest percentage recorded by a major national poll. The results, released Monday, found just 28 percent of respondents oppose the right of gay couples to wed. Approval crossed the political divide, with majorities of Democrats 80 percent and independents 76 percent supporting same-sex marriage, and 50 percent of Republicans, according to the poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute PRRI in partnership with the Brookings Institution. Most major religious denominations back marriage equality, too, including white mainline Protestants 79 percent , Hispanic Roman Catholics 78 percent , religious non-Christians 72 percent Hispanic Protestants 68 percent , white Catholics 67 percent , Black Protestants 57 percent and other Christian denominations 56 percent. Religiously unaffiliated Americans were the most supportive, with 90 percent endorsing same-sex marriage.