Montgomery County, PA Is Handing Out Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Montgomery County, PA Is Handing Out Same-Sex Marriage Licenses


Pennsylvania might be the only northeastern state that has not legalized same-sex marriage—or unions, for that matter—but as of this week, officials in Montgomery County have said they are going to start issuing marriage licenses to anyone who wants one.

According to, the county’s register of wills feels like it is within its rights to do this after the June 26th DOMA strike-down—though same-sex couples should realize that because Pennsylvania state law still currently defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (and voids same-sex unions that are obtained legally in other states), it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be for-sure good to go as far as their marital status is concerned going forward. But this is certainly something to pay attention to, as far as Pennsylvania same-sex marriage legislation goes.

For more details, go here.

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