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Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes

Pa. court clerk defends issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, December 2, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia court clerk who defied Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by signing licenses for scores of gay couples urged the state's highest court Monday to overturn an order that required him to stop. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. county appeals ruling banning marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Montgomery County on Tuesday appealed a state court order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, the latest volley in Pennsylvania's fast-paced battle over gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes

Pa. county to appeal ruling that it stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears to be the next stop for a suburban Philadelphia county's battle to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Status of Pa. same-sex marriage licenses murky after judge’s ruling

Friday, September 13, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge's order stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples leaves their legal status unclear, with an appeal possible and other legal actions pending or in the works. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APD. Bruce Hanes

Pa. county to abide by judge’s ruling, will stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, September 12, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A suburban Philadelphia court clerk says he'll abide by a judge's order that he stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APMarcus Saitschenko, left, and James Goldstein obtain a marriage license at a Montgomery County office on July 24, 2013.

Pa. judge orders county to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, September 12, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority. [ Read more → ]
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Judge vows quick ruling in Pa. same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania judge is promising to rule quickly on whether a county clerk should be ordered to stop handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Kathleen Kane

Pa. AG gives governor’s lawyers OK to handle gay marriage case

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's attorney general has granted express written authority to lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett to handle a case in which the Health Department wants to stop a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to a Tuesday court filing. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APEllen Toplin, right, and Charlene Kurland pose for photographs with their marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday, despite a state law banning such unions.

Landmark same-sex marriage hearing approaches in Pa.

Sunday, September 1, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)

Attorneys compare gay couples to 12-year-old kids in brief opposing gay marriage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's attorneys said Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. court outlines issues for hearing on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Thursday, August 22, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania court laid out the issues Thursday to be argued at a hearing in two weeks about a suburban Philadelphia court clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APEllen Toplin, right, and Charlene Kurland pose for photographs with their marriage license at a Montgomery County office on Wednesday, despite a state law banning such unions.

Pa. court to hear case against county for issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania court will hear arguments next month on the governor's attempt to stop a county official from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. [ Read more → ]
D. Bruce Hanes

Pa. county official defends issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, August 19, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- A county clerk defended his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a legal brief Monday that calls Pennsylvania's marriage law "arbitrary and suspect." [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APMarcus Saitschenko, left, and James Goldstein obtain a marriage license at a Montgomery County office on July 24, 2013.

Pa. county grants 100th same-sex marriage license

Friday, August 9, 2013
A suburban Philadelphia county defying Pennsylvania's marriage law issued its 100th same-sex license Friday, just weeks after opening the courthouse door to gay men and women. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. county officials vow to issue marriage license to any gay couple who seeks one

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania have agreed to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite a state law that bans the practice. [ Read more → ]
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