Skip to comments.Pa. sues to stop issuance of gay marriage licenses
Posted on 07/30/2013 2:32:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
State officials asked a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, nearly a week after a clerk began granting them in violation of Pennsylvania law.
The petition filed by the Health Department alleges that D. Bruce Hanes, the register of wills in Montgomery County, repeatedly and continuously flouted the law. As of Tuesday afternoon, Hanes office had granted 34 licenses and registered six same-sex marriages.
Pennsylvania is the only northeastern state without same-sex marriages or civil unions. Hanes began issuing licenses to same-sex couples shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage of Act. At the time, Hanes said he wanted to come down on the right side of history and the law.
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Says the official village historian of Sodom and Gomorrha.
Don't forget that this rogue county is a direct result of our rogue Attorney General who announced that she wouldn't enforce the law.
If he wants to be on the right side of history and the law, why doesn’t he work to change the law? Or is he liberal, and feels that he alone, or judges alone, should be the ones to decide how marriage is defined?
Health Department? Because Kathleen Kane will refuse?
LOL! Well played, Gov. Corbett, well played!
Over-all, Corbett has been doing a good job. I wish the process to privatize the State liquor store system (yes, one of only 2 in the Union) and to make us a right-to-work state was faster.
Why don’t you “sue” him by firing his renegade a$$??? When did peon clerks suddenly assume the power to make or change laws??? This guy is violating the law and the scope of his office. He should be in JAIL, or at least the unemployment line.
The Register of Willsis an elected row office.
He’s elected to carry out very specific duties. He cannot create new ones on a whim, particularly where they violate the law! He is nothing more than a criminal and any “licenses” he’s issued contrary to law are null.
He should be in barred from office and jailed for malfeasance. Little tinpot tyrant ...