Pa. Couples Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Ban In State Court

Law360, Philadelphia (September 25, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Twenty-one same-sex couples who received marriage licenses from a Pennsylvania county clerk and subsequently married filed to challenge a state law prohibiting such marriages in state court Wednesday, paralleling a federal court action against the law.

The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court, follows a ruling in the same court earlier this month halting Montgomery County Register of Wills and Orphans' Court Clerk D. Bruce Hanes from issuing the licenses.

The couples claim the state law violates both the due process and equal protection clauses of the federal...
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