KYW Flashback: Montgomery County Starts Issuing Same Sex Marriage LicensesRarely, if ever, does a suburban Register of Wills make news. But just two years ago, the Montgomery County Register hit the airwaves in a big way.
Montgomery County Clerk Can Resume Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex CouplesMontgomery County clerk Bruce Hanes can resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Montco, Leading The Way For Same-Sex Marriages, Now Sidelined on Issuing LicensesNow that marriage equality is a reality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Montco register of wills D. Bruce Hanes is still feeling the pain of his insubordination.
2013 IN REVIEW: Same-Sex Marriage In PennsylvaniaThe Register of Wills in Montgomery County stirred the pot this summer when he began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That brought about a lawsuit from the Corbett Administration calling for that practice to end.
Gay Couples Ask State Court to Overturn Pennsylvania Marriage LawTwenty-one same sex couples have filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court, asking the justices to declare their marriages legal and Pennsylvania’s marriage law unconstitutional.
Hanes To Appeal Commonwealth Court Decision On Marriage LicensesMontgomery County solicitor Ray McGarry announced today that he would file an appeal on behalf of county register of wills D. Bruce Hanes.
Montco Officials Consider Next Move In Effort To Issue Same-Sex Marriage LicensesRegister of wills D. Bruce Hanes says he is disappointed by the court’s decision but has no regrets about what he has done.
Judge Promises Quick Ruling in Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses DisputeCommonwealth Court judge Dan Pellegrini heard arguments on whether the state's Department of Health has standing to bring the case, and whether the case belongs in state Supreme Court instead.
Gay Marriage Supporters Rally at Montco CourthouseSeveral dozen members of the community showed up to thank register of wills Bruce Hanes for the bold step he’s taken in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Montco Asks Pa. Judge To Toss Pennsylvania's Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the Register of Wills Bruce Hanes’ decision to grant same-sex marriage licenses.
Montco Commissioner Criticizes Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage LicensesBruce Castor, the lone Republican on the board of commissioners, won’t state his position on gay marriage publicly, saying he’s looking at the issue from a purely legal standpoint.
Pa. Sues To Stop Issuance Of Gay Marriage Licenses in MontcoPennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.