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…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A new poll shows many Americans support same-sex marriage. What are your views?
A new poll shows marriage equality is gaining supporters as some Americans change their mind on an issue they once opposed. For many gay couples, marriage is finally becoming a reality: In Minnesota, voters rejected a ban on marriage equality. Conservative columnist George Will said on Sunday opponents of same-sex marriage are "quite literally" dying, according to a Huffington Post report. What do you think and has your opinion changed? Vote in our poll and add your comments below.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Patch asks Lehigh Valley readers whether they support gay marriage
Sunday, May 13, 2012
President Barack Obama has publicly come out in support of gay marriage, the first time in history that a sitting U.S. president has ever done so. Obama made the announcement via an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America" last Thursday. Locally, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce established a new council for gay and lesbian businesspeople in January. Bethlehem's Adrian Shanker, president of Equality Pennsylvania, told the Morning Call last week that Obama has not gone far enough to promote gay rights and that his organization will continue to push Democrats such as Sen. Bob Casey to support gay marriage. Equality Pennsylvania has started an online petition to Casey. The Call's report includes comments…
Friday, January 20, 2012
Bethlehem mayor joins bipartisan coalition supporting marriage rights for gay, lesbian couples.
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan has joined a bipartisan coalition of more than 75 American mayors who have pledged to support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. The coalition officially launched this morning at a news conference at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is meeting this week in Washington, D.C. The effort is being coordinated by Freedom to Marry, an advocacy group that is working to make marriage legal for gay and lesbian couples nationwide. Among the supporters are the mayors of America’s four largest cities: Michael Bloomberg of New York, Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Rahm Emmanuel of Chicago and Annise Parker of Houston. The participating mayors signed a statement, which says the following: “As mayors of …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
With more and more states passing legislation making gay marriage legal, children are getting exposed to media images and information that may raise questions.
Moms Talk is a weekly feature on all Lehigh Valley Patches in which local parents are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting issues. This week’s Moms Talk topic comes from Moms Council member Jennifer Elston and stems from a question she actually got from her 7-year-old daughter. Jen already answered the question, but she’s curious how others would handle this topic. What do you say when your child asks, “Mom [or Dad], can a girl marry a girl? Join the conversation. Each week our Moms Council members discuss these and other issues. Our Moms Council members include: If you would like to become a part of the Moms Council and/or have ideas for future Moms Talk questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.