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Analysts: Gay marriage OK remains unlikely in Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Despite recent gains for gay marriage in a number of states, analysts say Pennsylvania may be unlikely to join their number anytime soon.

The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News says same-sex marriage did not become an issue in row office elections earlier this month despite support by the three Democrats who swept the races.

Gov. Tom Corbett and many in the Republican-controlled General Assembly oppose gay marriage, and state law barring it would have to be repealed or struck down by a court.

Those on both sides of the issue say the commonwealth's political climate has not forced lawmakers to take a stand on the issue, which isn't viewed as a high priority.

And while polls show growing support, surveys of likely voters still show a divided electorate.

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