In great news on the East Coast, the Pittsburgh City Council has approved a domestic partner registry. (Gay Politics):

The registry will provide a standard for employers to allow workers to share benefits with their partners. Openly gay city council member and former Victory Fund endorsee Bruce Kraus wrote the legislation.

The legislation passed by a vote of 7-1 and brought cheers from several people in the audience who were at the meeting to receive a proclamation for Pride Week events. Kraus said that the legislation shows that “Pittsburgh is in fact a very progressive and forward-thinking city.”

I wonder who that holdout vote was? In any case, I’m sure this news has just undone former Senator man-on-dog and Diane Gramley of the Pennsylvania AFA, who has said that “protecting marriage is the number-one issue facing the state and nation” and that “legislators must take proper action to protect ‘traditional marriage and the natural family’ because those entities are under nationwide attack.”

Pam Spaulding

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