Thursday, October 03, 2013

Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban Challenged In State Court

The Legal Intelligencer reported last week that 21 couples have filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court challenging the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.  The suit comes on the heels of  a challenge in federal court filed in July by the ACLU. (See prior posting.) Plaintiffs in the most recent case are couples who were issued marriage licences by Montgomery County clerk D. Bruce Hanes who began issuing them in July, despite the ban in state law. (See prior posting.)