Gay and Lesbian Pennsylvania

   

Pennsylvania is known as the Quaker State and Keystone State.
Philadelphia is Pennsylvania's largest city and is home to a major seaport and
shipyards on the Delaware River.

The Pennsylvania Dutch region in south-central Pennsylvania is a favorite for
tourists while Philadelphia draws tourists to see the Liberty Bell, Independence
Hall
, the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Poconos
attract honeymooners, golfers and fishermen, and the Delaware Water Gap
appeals to boaters, hikers, and nature lovers. Pennsylvania is home to the
nation's first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo.

Pennsylvania is a great state for sportsmen and sportswomen. There are nearly
1 million licensed hunters. Whitetail deer, cottontail rabbits, squirrel, turkey,
and grouse are common game species.

The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg.


Pennsylvania Gay Issues:

Gay Marriage
1996 Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for same-sex couples.

Domestic Violence
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
and include household members and dating partners.

Sodomy Laws
Has no sodomy laws.

Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Appellate courts have ruled that the state adoption
law permits second-parent adoption.

Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
sexual orientation or gender identity

Some Pennsylvania Cities:
Allentown - Altoona - Bath - Bethlehem - Bloomsburg - Bradford
Carbondale - Carlisle - Chambersburg - Chester - Danville - Dublin
Easton - Ephrata - Erie - Gettysburg - Hanover - Harrisburg - Hatboro
Hershey - Huntingdon - Kennett Square - King of Prussia - Lancaster
Lansdale - Manheim - Media - New Kensington - Norristown - Philadelphia
Pittsburgh - Punxsutawney - Reading - Scottdale - Scranton - Stroudsburg
Titusville - Wayne - West Chester - Williamsport - York - Youngwood


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