Pennsylvania

PA State Attorneys Say Same-Sex Licenses Are Invalid

Compared same-sex couples to children, who also can't get married thanks to a 1996 law

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's attorneys said Wednesday.

Corbett's administration has filed a lawsuit seeking to block same-sex marriage licenses in suburban Philadelphia, where Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes has issued more than 150 to gay and lesbian couples since July 24.

(H/T Charles WT)