Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Faces an Uphill Battle in Pennsylvania

Not everybody is ready to live and let live


HARRISBURG — Gay marriage may be coming to courthouse or church near you, but the timetable for such is uncertain.

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, on Wednesday said gay marriage eventually will be legal in Pennsylvania. Frankel's prediction  came just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered gay rights advocates their biggest court victory in history.

The courts rulings in two cases placed the subject firmly in the Keystone State's consciousness.  Gay rights advocates say are hopeful the increased media attention will further their cause.

But marriage equality is "still a heavy lift" in Pennsylvania, according to Frankel.