HARRISBURG – Legislation is being introduced to update PA law to reflect the right of same-sex couples to marry in PA. Chester County Sen. Carolyn Comitta, who serves on the PA General Assembly’s LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, says though the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling made it clear that marriage should be available to same sex couples, PA retains outdated and unnecessary sections of law that prohibit marriage equality. Specifically, the bill would repeal Section 1704 of Title 23 of the PA Consolidated Statutes, which currently only recognizes marriage between a man and woman. Comitta’s Senate Bill 558 is a companion to House Bill 824. Her bill is now before the state Senate Judiciary Committee.

SEN. CAROLYN COMITTA