Ballen v. Corbett

Ballen v. Corbett is a challenge to Pennsylvania's 1996 statutory ban on same-sex marriage, filed Sept. 25, 2013, in state Commonwealth Court, on the grounds the statute violates both the state and federal constitutions. The plaintiffs are 21 same-sex couples who were married with licenses issued by the Montgomery County Clerk between July 24, 2013, and Sept. 12, 2013. [ Case files. ]

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Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)

Pa. lawyers defend state’s gay marriage ban, ask court to dismiss lawsuit

Thursday, February 20, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett's administration are urging a state judge to uphold Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage by throwing out a lawsuit brought by more than two dozen same-sex couples that challenges its constitutionality. [ Read more → ]

Twenty-one same-sex couples file suit to overturn Pa. ban on gay marriage

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Twenty-one same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday seeking to overturn the state's gay-marriage ban on the grounds that it's unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
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