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Pennsylvania’s First Openly Gay Republican Politician Says Party Bias Led to Primary Defeat

Rep. Mike Fleck, Pennsylvania's first openly gay GOP lawmaker, was defeated in the Republican primary, but he won the Democratic primary with a write-in campaign by just 15 votes.

Rep. Mike Fleck is navigating uncharted political waters in Pennsylvania. The state’s first openly gay GOP lawmaker was defeated in the Republican primary—his first primary challenge since coming out of the closet in 2012—but he won the Democratic primary with a write-in campaign by just 15 votes.

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Federal Judge Overturns Pennsylvania’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that doesn’t allow same-sex marriages or civil unions.

Ten years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, a federal judge announced a decision on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

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Pregnant Women Incarcerated in Pennsylvania Routinely Shackled, Despite Law

Pregnant women incarcerated in Pennsylvania are routinely subjected to wearing leg shackles and handcuffs, including while laboring and giving birth.

An investigation reveals that pregnant women incarcerated in Pennsylvania are routinely subjected to wearing leg shackles and handcuffs, including while laboring and giving birth, despite medical dangers and current law that says the practice is illegal in most circumstances.

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Anti-Choice Democrat Inspires ‘Anti-Endorsement’ by National Pro-Choice Groups

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brendan F. Boyle

In the lead-up to the primary for the 13th Congressional district in Pennsylvania, Democratic state Rep. Brendan F. Boyle has been making pro-choice campaign trail promises so contrary to his voting record that it’s inspired NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List to team up to issue what amounts to an anti-endorsement.

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A Look at the Affordable Care Act Enrollment Numbers

In states that didn't expand Medicaid, like Pennsylvania, the number of people left in the coverage gap exceeds the number of newly insured.

In states that didn’t expand Medicaid, like Pennsylvania, the number of people left in the coverage gap exceeds the number of newly insured.

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Another Pennsylvania Politician With Anti-Choice Record Stumps on Pro-Choice Platform

Rep. Brendan F. Boyle is the second Pennsylvania Democrat to stump on a woman’s right to choose despite having recently supported anti-choice legislation.

With two weeks to go until the May 20 Pennsylvania primary, and with analysts observing that single women are the key to success in this year’s elections, Rep. Brendan F. Boyle is the second Pennsylvania Democrat to stump on a woman’s right to choose despite having recently supported anti-choice legislation.

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Three Penn State Hires Linked to Sex Abuse Cases at Other Schools

Three big hires at Penn State have been linked to football-centered sexual assault cases at other schools.

Two reports in as many weeks have revealed that three big hires at Pennsylvania State University, chosen in part to help the school move past the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, are linked to football-centered sexual assault cases at other schools.

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Pennsylvania Politician Stumping on the Right to Choose Has Cast Key Anti-Choice Votes

Rep. Margo Davidson

Rep. Margo Davidson is campaigning for the upcoming Democratic primary on a pro-choice platform, but she has in the past voted for a bill that shut down abortion clinics in the state as well as for a law banning insurers from selling policies that cover abortion care through the state’s insurance exchange.

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Complaints Filed Against Pennsylvania Colleges Alleging Discrimination Against Female Athletes

The Women’s Law Project has filed complaints with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education against nine of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, claiming that the colleges have discriminated against female athletes.

The Women’s Law Project has filed complaints with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education against nine of 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, claiming that the colleges have discriminated against female athletes.

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The Western Pennsylvania Primary Battle That’s a Race for Women’s Health

Reps. Erin Molchany and Harry Readshaw

One of the most exciting state house races in Pennsylvania this year is a primary race between two Democrats, Reps. Harry Readshaw and Erin Molchany, for House District 36 in Pittsburgh.

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