State lawmaker hopes to establish civil unions in Pa.

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is gathering signatures for a bill that would establish civil unions in the Keystone State.
Mark B. Cohen represents the 202nd Pennsylvania district in Philadelphia County.

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is gathering signatures for a bill that would establish civil unions in the Keystone State.

Pennsylvania Representative Mark Cohen is spearheading the first of its kind measure. He notes he already has 24 cosponsors and 10 more are considering jumping on board.

Cohen told the Philadelphia Gay News that right now, civil unions is the best option for gay couples in Pennsylvania to earn rights and protections.

“Civil unions don’t give gays the status of marriage, they’re not as good as marriage, but I think right now it’s a much more attainable goal,” Cohen said.

To read more about this story visit the Philadelphia Gay News.

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