Montgomery County Gay Couples Get Green Light To Marry

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Last week, I reported on a loophole that prevented Montgomery County gay couples from getting married, despite the landmark overturn of Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban.  Luckily, that all has changed.

As of 8:30AM on Wednesday, May 28, officials in Montgomery County began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A ruling on Tuesday evening lifted the court order from a year ago which banned the county Register of Wills, Bruce Hanes, from marrying gay couples after he issued over 170 licenses to same-sex couples in 2013, defying the then law.