Debate Begins Over Marriage

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Senator wants constitutional amendment to define marriage

Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) has introduced Senate Bill 707, which has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for debate. The bill would amend Article I of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, adding a section to read: "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid and recognized as a marriage in this Commonwealth." To read more click here.
Congressional Bill Would Send $50 million to St. Croix
Aims to create historic site to save cattle, sea turtles, coral reef
Twelve of Pennsylvania’s 19-member congressional delegation voted for a bill which would create a national historic site in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and, among other uses, would allow the Department of the Interior to lease land to the University of the Virgin Islands for breeding cattle. To read more, click here.

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