Democratic Pennsylvania state Reps. Brian Sims and Steve McCarter announced the introduction of the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act at a news conference Thursday in Philadelphia's Love Park. The lawmakers pledged in June to introduce a marriage-equality bill, which now has more than 30 co-sponsors, a month before Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "We've been seeing this growing support, so it's the right time," Sims, who is openly gay, said.

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