Session: 2023-2024

ACLU-PA Position: Supports

HB 2269 (PN 3321) would amend Title 23 to update Pennsylvania's current definition of marriage and repeal the section that only recognizes marriage as being between a man and woman.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges held that the right to marry is a fundamental liberty guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment and should be available to everyone, including same sex couples.

HB 2269 would update the now-unconstitutional provisions under Pennsylvania statute to accurately reflect hard won protections for marriage equality, protections that are recognized under both state and federal law. 

Check the bill's status here.


Representative Malcolm Kenyatta



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