Tag Archives: Michael Nutter

PHILADELPHIA: Pope Visit Screws City For $8 Million

This didn’t work out like everyone was promised, did it? The Morning Call reports: Despite early assurances that the World Meeting of Families would incur all costs for the papal visit, Philadelphia city officials said Wednesday that taxpayer dollars will cover nearly half the costs — about $8 million — related to the event. The city spent $17 million on ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Mayor Signs Law Requiring Gender-Neutral Restrooms In Some Businesses

Under a law signed today by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, businesses that have single-stall restrooms must make them open to all customers. CBS News reports: You can stop trying to figure out which bathroom to use if you’re at a bar or restaurant in Philadelphia that has single occupancy restrooms. They’ll all be gender-neutral, under a law signed today by ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Mayor Hopes To Raise LGBT Issues With Pope To “End Judgment”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Mayor Nutter, if given the chance, plans to speak with Pope Francis during the papal visit to Philadelphia about barriers faced by the LGBT community in the United States and to ask the pope to “end judgment” of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics. In a statement Friday, Nutter’s office summarized the message he hopes to ...

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Pope Francis Confirms 2015 US Visit

Via NBC Philadelphia: The pontiff confirmed Monday he plans to attend the highly-anticipated World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year. “I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families,” he told a gathering of religious leaders in Rome. The three-day visit ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Philly Mayor To Officiate Today As Marriages Officially Begin

While a few couples have already married after being granted waiting period waivers by judges, today is the official start of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. The mayor of Philadelphia has reportedly offered to officiate for hometown couples. Catherine Hennessy and Kristin Keith rushed to get a marriage license in Philadelphia this week, even though they didn’t plan to marry right ...

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Mayor Nutter At #LGBTmedia13

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter spoke today at the Haas Convening for gay journalists, where he explained his desire to make Philly “the nation’s most progressive city.” Tomorrow we’ll visit the construction site for Philadelphia’s coming housing center for gay seniors, which had its groundbreaking with Nutter in November. UPDATE: When Nutter took the podium, lots of folks took out their ...

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