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PA judge: No same-sex marriage permit – Status of couples that already received them remains unsure

by Mike Andrew : SGN Staff Writer A Pa judge ruled on September twelve that Montgomery County may not problem marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Unless and until either the overall Assembly repeals or suspends wedding ceremony Law provisions or a court of competent jurisdiction orders that the law is not to be obeyed or forced, the Marriage Law in its entirety is to be obeyed and enforced by all commonwealth community officials, Judge Dan Pellegrini wrote in his ruling. Montgomery County Registrar D. Bruce Hanes began giving licenses to Gay and Lesbian couples in July after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA. Hanes maintained that his oath of office, which includes a promise to uphold the U.S. Metabolic rate, required him to issue permit to any couple that requested a single. LACKS AUTHORITY However , Pellegrini declared that Hanes does not have the authority to determine if the state law barrin

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