Upheld limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples. In court filings, the state said it would be harmed if couples could get married before a final decision is rendered. Supreme Court, Dec.
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The state must therefore have a compelling interest that supports its decision to refuse to recognize the exercise of this fundamental right by those who choose same-sex partners rather than opposite- sex partners. A study by the United States Department of the Treasury showed that PhiladelphiaHarrisburgPittsburghLancaster and Allentown were the cities with the highest percentage of same-sex marriages.
It must still be approved by the full Senate before it becomes law [R1.
Department of Public Health , Mass. Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Jersey. At least one couple managed to celebrate their wedding on May On January 17, , a group called the Philadelphia Metro Task Force, opposed to same-sex marriage recognition in Pennsylvania, sought to intervene in the lawsuit.
Retrieved September 13, They also found that same-sex couples in Massachusetts, the only US state that allows same-sex marriage, did not suffer the same discrimination [R1.