Want to Get Gay-Married in PA? Go to Montgomery County! [UPDATED]
Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania vowed Tuesday to issue same-sex marriage licenses to any couple who seeks one …
The chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners, Democrat Josh Shapiro, said he supports same-sex marriage and was ready for the county to defend the stance in court. The offer of a marriage license “stands for any other same-sex couple who might approach the county in the future,” Shapiro said Tuesday.
This of course would defy a 1996 Pennsylvania law that says marriage is between one man and one woman, and it raises all sorts of interesting questions about its legality, especially after the Supreme Court recently decided to strike down DOMA.
So who’s going to Montgomery County?
UPDATED [7/24/2013, 3:39 p.m.]: Two lesbian couples apply for a marriage license in Montgomery County, and one takes their vows in a nearby park. Read more here.
UPDATED [7/24/2013, 6 p.m.]: Equality Pennsylvania says we shouldn’t get too excited about Montgomery County marriage news, but focus on recent ACLU lawsuit, instead. Read more here.
UPDATED [7/25/2013, 9:21 a.m.]: Governor Corbett’s office responds to gay-marriage news in Montgomery County. Read the response here.
UPDATED [7/26/2013, 5:20 p.m.]: Bigot Daryl Metcalfe wants to impeach Kathleen Kane and the man who’s issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Montgomery County. Read more here.
UPDATED [7/29/2013, 11:26 a.m.]: Two Pennsylvania couples marry over the weekend. Read more here.
UPDATED [7/21/2013, 8:23 a.m.]: Governor Corbett’s administration spearheads effort to stop gay marriages in Montgomery County. More here.
UPDATED [8/2/2013, 12:22 p.m.]: Montgomery county officials ask judge to toss out lawsuit that would stop marriage in their district. More here.
UPDATED [8/9/2013, 12:31 p.m.]: Montgomery County issues 10oth marriage license to lesbian couple. More firstname.lastname@example.org.