Couples Can't Intervene In Gay Marriage Fight, Pa. Says

Law360, Philadelphia (August 29, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for the state of Pennsylvania argued Wednesday that 32 same-sex couples who were issued marriage licenses in Montgomery County do not have the right to intervene in the state’s suit aimed at invalidating the licenses.

The state then attacked media coverage of its filing Thursday, emphasizing that the case turns on the clear legal issue of whether an official can disregard state law based on his personal opinion over a statute’s constitutionality.

Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Clerk and Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes began...
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