USA, Pennsylvania: Marriage Equality Hearing Set for September 4th

Written by scott on August 21st, 2013

Pennsylvania mapHearing on the legality of Montgomery counties issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been set for September 4th. Edge Boston reports:

The state Commonwealth Court scheduled oral arguments for Sept. 4 in Harrisburg. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration contends that Montgomery County officials are violating the state’s one-man, one-woman marriage law and the state Health Department is seeking a court order to halt the practice. However, Democratic officials in the affluent county near Philadelphia believe the law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is unconstitutional.

In the meantime, the court has refused to block the issuance of additional licenses, so the weddings continue.

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