Pa. Defends Right To Sue Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Law360, Harrisburg (September 4, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett told a Commonwealth Court judge Wednesday that the state Department of Health had clear authority to seek an order that would force a Philadelphia county official to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Pushing a bid to stop Montgomery County Register of Wills and Orphans' Court Clerk R. Bruce Hanes from issuing licenses to same-sex couples, executive deputy general counsel Gregory Dunlap told Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini that state statute gave the department clear authority to...
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