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Montgomery County Clerk Can Resume Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

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By Tim Jimenez

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The green light is back on for same-sex marriage in Montgomery County.

Same-sex couples in Montgomery County can get marriage licenses again starting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Montgomery County spokesman Frank Custer says it’s thanks to a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

“The court order will allow our register of wills, D. Bruce Hanes, to resume issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples as he began to do last summer,” Custer said.

Last year, despite it not being legal in Pennsylvania, Hanes issued marriage licenses to 174 same-sex couples. That was until a Commonwealth Court Judge said Hanes couldn’t decide whether a state law was constitutional or not. So, even after last week’s ruling that made same-sex marriage law of the land in the state, the stop sign was still up in Montgomery County (See Previous Story).

Now that it’s been lifted, Custer says couples can get licenses when the register of wills office opens at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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