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Pa. Same-Sex Marriages

Sam Rohrer, at the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pastors’ Group Thinks Gov. Corbett Should Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Former state representative Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, both based in Elverson, Pa.

06/02/2014

(Chris DiCapua and Oscar Cabrera show their certificate of marriage following a ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall. Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Couples Wed at Phila. City Hall To Usher In New Era of Pa. Same-Sex Marriage

“I now pronounce you husband and husband — you may seal your vows with a kiss!” Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper told Oscar Cabrera and Chris DiCapua, the first same-sex couple to marry at Philadelphia City Hall since the ban was overturned.

05/23/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Causing an Upswing in Pennsylvania Wedding Events

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania is a huge win not only for the LGBT community, but also for the wedding industry.

05/23/2014

(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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Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned By Judge

A federal court judge had struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

05/20/2014

(Democratic members and staffers walk out of a hearing of the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Democrats, Republicans Tussle Over Attorney-General Hearing

A GOP-orchestrated committee hearing on the possible impeachment of state attorney general Kathleen Kane proceeded despite a walkout by Democratic members and staffers.

05/06/2014

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Decisions Could Come Soon On Two Of PA’s Marriage Equality Lawsuits

Judges in two of the five Pennsylvania lawsuits challenging the state’s same sex marriage ban will have all the fuel they need to rule within the next few weeks.

04/26/2014

(Bob Sullivan, left, and Bill Sullivan, after being turned down for a marriage license in Philadelphia.  They were legally married in Vermont.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Denied License In Philadelphia

The pair sought the license but officials with the Philadelphia Marriage License Bureau say they’re sympathetic to the request but must wait for courts to rule on the issue in Pennsylvania.

02/18/2014

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Women Who Moved to Pa. Ask US Court To Force State To Recognize Their Marriage

The case involves two women who were legally married in 2005, when they lived in Massachusetts. But when they moved to Pennsylvania in 2009, their marriage was not recognized under state law.

01/13/2014

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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

(Daniel Clifford is an attorney with Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP.  Photo provided)

Attorney Says Gay Marriage Licenses Already Issued Are Still Valid

Daniel Clifford notes that same-sex couples who had made marriage license applications but had not received a license are in limbo for the time being.

09/13/2013

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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