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Pa. Democrats walk out of hearing to impeach AG for supporting gay marriage

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A conservative Republican lawmaker who wants to impeach Democratic state Attorney General Kathleen Kane presided over nearly two hours of testimony sympathetic to his cause Tuesday after Democrats on the House State Government Committee walked out in protest.

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Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

Friday, February 14, 2014
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.
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.

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

Monday, December 9, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
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.

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

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
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.

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Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane scolds lawmaker seeking impeachment

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D-Pa.)
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."

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No trial date set yet in Pa. same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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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.

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
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.

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Pa. county appeals ruling banning marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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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.

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

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)
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.

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Kathleen Kane
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.

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