Briefs Due in MontCo Gay Marriage Case
Today is the deadline for Montgomery county’s Register of Wills to file written legal arguments defending his decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of the state’s marriage law.
A legal brief is due in Commonwealth Court today from lawyers representing Register of Wills Bruce Hanes outlining his reasoning for defying state law which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Hanes began issuing licenses to same-sex couples last month, arguing that the state marriage law violates the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitution.
Hanes has already issued more than 100 marriage licenses.