Pennsylvania Marriage Law
Judge John Jones III has said that the legal system’s view of sex and sexual identity cases has undergone a “sea change” over the past four decades.
Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.
“Given the health of the economy, given the other economic and fiscal concerns that voters have, I don’t think it’s likely to move center stage .. in the short run,” says Terry Madonna.
The case attacks the Commonwealth’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
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.
Montgomery County solicitor Ray McGarry announced today that he would file an appeal on behalf of county register of wills D. Bruce Hanes.
A Pennsylvania judge is stopping a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it was a clear violation of his legal authority.
Register of wills D. Bruce Hanes says he is disappointed by the court’s decision but has no regrets about what he has done.