Pa. Gov. Blasts AG's Refusal To Defend Gay Marriage Ban
By Linda Chiem
Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The general counsel for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday blasted the state's elected attorney general for her refusal to defend the state in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit alleging Pennsylvania’s statutory ban on same-sex marriage deprives gay couples of benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.
In a letter sent to the attorney general’s office on Tuesday, James D. Schultz, general counsel for the governor’s office, said state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is evading her duty to defend and uphold the constitutionality of all Pennsylvania statutes...