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The Democratic candidates for Governor in Pennsylvania — Rep. Sam Rohrer, Auditor general Jack Wagner, Montgomery County commissioner Dan Onorato, Montgomery County commissioner Joe Hoefel, and Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty — took a question on same-sex marriage at the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit over the weekend.

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  1. ohh gee willickers.....don't need your BS 1/2 ass support....Marriage Equality is Paramount...to Treat ALL citizens Equally!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Feb 1, 2010 11:17:47 AM


  2. so it's between the latter two contestants. the first two, good riddance. let there be no mistaking that. good luck pennsylvanians, and i hope $upport pours in.

    Posted by: shane | Feb 1, 2010 11:32:09 AM


  3. So 2 of 4 Dem candidates support full marriage equality? Well, that's certainly not as good as Minnesota, where all 10 contenders for this year's DFL (Democratic) nomination for Governor support marriage equality, but it's also much better than the race for the Republican nomination of Governor of Pennsylvania, which features two homophobes trying to out-bigot each other in order to appeal to their party's homophobic base.

    Posted by: Patric | Feb 1, 2010 11:56:07 AM


  4. It's better than not that they said so, but how do we know anyone here is telling the truth? They are politicians, after all, before an audience at the.....(rolls eyes) Progressive Pennsylvania Summit.

    Posted by: JT | Feb 1, 2010 12:16:31 PM


  5. What would happen if a candidate simply said, "We should do it. It's about civil rights for all. There should be no debate." And then just shut up.

    What would happen if a politician actually grew a spine on this issue?

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 1, 2010 12:21:00 PM


  6. 2 of 4 is better than I would've thought -- Pennsylvania is basically Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in the middle. They don't call Central PA "Pennsyltucky" for nothing.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 1, 2010 1:03:21 PM


  7. Dan Onorato is the Allegheny County Commissioner; not Montgomery County.

    Posted by: Matty | Feb 1, 2010 1:08:49 PM


  8. As a Central Pennsylvania "Pennsyltuckian" (please note, non-native), I have to strongly advise not wasting any campaign contributions on this race.

    Pennsylvania will probably be the last state north of the Mason Dixon to advance same-sex marriage. Any progress is many years away.

    If you doubt me, check out any of the newpaper editorial pages in the central region.

    The focus should be on states where there is even a remote possibility.

    Posted by: Mike_in_Lancaster | Feb 1, 2010 1:24:10 PM


  9. Why should the 2 be outcasts. They don't support gay marriages and Obama and the White don't support gay marriage. They're just following the White House agenda.

    Posted by: Name | Feb 1, 2010 1:32:19 PM


  10. Pittsburgh is in Allegheny County, where Danny O is from, and he is not for gay marrige.
    lets not stereo type others if we do not want it done to us.

    Posted by: michael | Feb 1, 2010 1:39:29 PM


  11. I wonder what Steve Gerlach's position on same-sex marriage is.

    And as someone who goes to school in central PA, it's not going to happen anytime soon.

    Posted by: Tyler | Feb 1, 2010 2:26:43 PM


  12. Ah yes, I remember having to tell the Mennonite nurse (in Lebanon, PA) tending my father that the other guy was my husband....
    "Your brother?"

    "No, my husband."

    "Oh."

    That said, all the hospital staff treated my husband as part of the family.

    And then there was the very nice male respiratory nurse with blue eyeliner.

    Posted by: David R. | Feb 2, 2010 2:39:53 AM


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