Three Democratic state senators vowed Monday to renew their push for same-sex marriage and antidiscrimination laws in Pennsylvania despite deep partisan divide on the issue.
Sens. Mike Stack and Larry Farnese of Philadelphia and Daylin Leach of Montgomery County said at a news conference that the tide was shifting in their favor, particularly on Senate Bill 300, which would make it illegal to deny employment or housing because of a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
"If we had this legislation kicked out of committee," Farnese said, "we have the votes, Democrat and Republican, to pass Senate Bill 300."
The bill and its companion bill in the House have 100 cosponsors from both sides of the aisle. Gov. Corbett reversed course in mid-December and said he would support the bill.