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(Montgomery County register of wills D. Bruce Hanes, in 2013 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

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

Montgomery County clerk Bruce Hanes can resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

05/27/2014

(Montgomery County register of wills D. Bruce Hanes, in 2013 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Montco, Leading The Way For Same-Sex Marriages, Now Sidelined on Issuing Licenses

Now 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.

05/22/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Same-Sex Marriage In Pennsylvania

The 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.

12/29/2013

(Supporters of marriage equality in Pennsylvania demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania Judicial Center in Harrisburg, where arguments were heard on September 4th on Montgomergy County's issuance of licenses to same-sex couples.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gay Couples Ask State Court to Overturn Pennsylvania Marriage Law

Twenty-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.

09/26/2013

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Hanes To Appeal Commonwealth Court Decision On Marriage Licenses

Montgomery County solicitor Ray McGarry announced today that he would file an appeal on behalf of county register of wills D. Bruce Hanes.

09/17/2013

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Montco Officials Consider Next Move In Effort To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Register of wills D. Bruce Hanes says he is disappointed by the court’s decision but has no regrets about what he has done.

09/12/2013

Judge Promises Quick Ruling in Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Dispute

Commonwealth 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.

09/04/2013

(Supporters of same-sex marriage rally on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Gay Marriage Supporters Rally at Montco Courthouse

Several 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.

08/05/2013

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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.

08/02/2013

(Montgomery County commissioner Bruce Castor, center, gestures as he answers questions following the August 1st commissioners' meeting.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Commissioner Criticizes Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Bruce 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.

08/01/2013

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Pa. Sues To Stop Issuance Of Gay Marriage Licenses in Montco

Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

07/30/2013

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