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Bob Brown, Richmond Times-DispatchVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks during a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 where he applauded the overnight decision by a federal judge to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

Friday, February 14, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appeal or insisting his state's law was sound. [ Read more → ]
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett

Pa. governor, AG seek to be dismissed from another same-sex marriage case

Monday, December 9, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane is seeking to be dismissed from a federal lawsuit pending in Philadelphia that challenges Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett

Defendants reshuffled in lawsuit challenging Pa. same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, November 3, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Lawyers on both sides of a court challenge to the state's gay marriage ban have agreed to dismiss Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane as defendants. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane scolds lawmaker seeking impeachment

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A plan by a conservative western Pennsylvania state lawmaker to seek impeachment of the state attorney general over her handling of a gay marriage lawsuit drew a stern reply Tuesday from the top prosecutor, who called his claims "loud, arrogant and misguided." [ Read more → ]
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No trial date set yet in Pa. same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A federal judge said Wednesday he would not set a trial date just yet for a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett

Pa. officials ask to be released as defendants in same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's governor, its chief legal officer and its health secretary are asking to be released as defendants in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's gay-marriage ban. [ 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 → ]
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)

Pa. governor hires lawyer to defend same-sex marriage ban in federal court

Thursday, September 5, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's office announced Thursday it has hired a well-known lawyer from outside the government to lead his defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban in a federal lawsuit. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
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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 → ]
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett

Pa. AG fires back at governor over challenge to gay marriage ban

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane is firing back at Gov. Tom Corbett over the defense of Pennsylvania's law that effectively bans same-sex marriage and said it isn't the governor's job to tell the attorney general what the office's duties and obligations are. [ Read more → ]
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Pa. Attorney General will not defend ban on same-sex marriage

Thursday, July 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will said Thursday that her office will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit that challenges its ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Atty. General Kathleen Kane (D-Pa.)

Pa. AG must decide whether to defend state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The elected official tasked with defending state laws has previously said she supports same-sex marriage, but now faces a decision about whether to defend a Pennsylvania law that bans it. [ Read more → ]
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