Regional News

A federal judge has denied the state’s attempts to dismiss the first-ever lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Earlier this month, Lehigh County appeared to be on track to become the latest jurisdiction in Pennsylvania to sanction benefits for same-sex spouses of government employees.

Tuesday’s election saw a number of LGBT firsts — including the first out mayor in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County is on the cusp of joining the handful of Pennsylvania municipalities that offer same-sex spouses of government employees benefits equal to those of heterosexual married couples.

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