Yesterday, Pennsylvania state Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. announced he will hold a press conference and rally today to announce a new effort to place a gay marriage ban in the Pennsylvania constitution.

The short-on-details release announced little more than the time, 10:45AM, and location, the steps of the Blair County Courthouse in Hollidaysburg, of the anti-gay marriage media event.

Eichelberger, a Republican freshman senator, represents Pennsylvania's 30th district, which includes Blair County.

Lawmakers have rejected similar measures in the last two sessions of the Legislature.

Amending the state constitution in Pennsylvania requires passage in two consecutive legislative two-year sessions, followed by voter approval at the ballot box.

Currently, Pennsylvania bans gay marriage by law, which anti-gay marriage foes say leaves the law vulnerable to being overturned by a judge.