County Official Asks Pa. Justices For Gay Marriage Appeal

Law360, Philadelphia (October 02, 2013, 3:49 PM ET) -- A county official in suburban Philadelphia urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of a recent decision ordering him to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of state law, arguing that a lower court did not have jurisdiction over the matter.

Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes filed a notice of appeal challenging a Commonwealth Court ruling rejecting arguments that his responsibility as an issuer of marriage licenses was judicial in nature and thus subject only to...
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