HARRISBURG — Until the Legislature or courts overturn Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriages, local officials must comply with its provisions, a judge ruled Thursday in a Montgomery County case.
Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini, a former Pittsburgh solicitor, ruled that Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. The state law defines marriage as a union between “one man and one woman.”
Hanes' actions clearly violated his legal authority, the judge said.
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