Tag Archives: Tom Corbett

Quote Of The Day – Rep. Steve McCarter

“What is wrong with this Governor and his administration? The comparison of the marriage of adult same sex couples to the marriage of twelve year olds is not only disgusting, but without comprehension of the issue. Same sex couples live in our communities. They have children that go to our schools. They are active participants in every aspect of our …

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Lawyers For PA Gov. Tom Corbett Call Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Meaningless

Yesterday lawyers for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed a brief calling the marriage licenses issued by Montgomery County “meaningless” and compared them to allowing 12 year-old children to marry. Thirty-two of the couples have petitioned to intervene in the case, arguing that a ruling against Hanes could also invalidate their marriages. The state filed a brief Wednesday opposing the couples’ …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gay Couples Seek To Intervene In Montgomery County Case

Last week Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett joined the state Health Department in filing suit against Montgomery County, demanding that Clerk Bruce Hanes cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Yesterday 31 gay couples, including some JMG readers, filed a motion to intervene and be named as parties in the case. Read the full filing. (Via JMG reader Jeffrey Becker, who …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Governor’s Office Files To Stop Marriages In Montgomery County

Saying that Montgomery County is causing “serious and limitless harm” to the system, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has filed a legal demand to stop the issuing of same-sex marriage licenses. The filing in Commonwealth Court fleshed out the Health Department’s legal claim against D. Bruce Hanes, the Montgomery County orphan’s court clerk who has issued 116 marriage licenses to same-sex …

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Quote Of The Day – Kathleen Kane

“I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s (law banning same-sex marriage), where I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional.” – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, confirming earlier reports in comments made this morning to reporters at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  A spokesman for GOP Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to comment on Lambda Legal and the …

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