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October 22, 2016
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PA marriage equality act

The introduction of the bill also comes amid a battle regarding a county clerk in Montgomery County, Bruce Hanes, who in July began issuing licenses to same-sex couples. The Corbett administration sued the county in state court, and the judge ruled that the clerk did not have the authority to run afoul of the state’s DOMA law. The county, however, is appealing that decision.

Marriage equality supporters say these developments taken together show that the state is heading toward acceptance of same-sex marriages.

McCarter said, “This is about ensuring all Pennsylvanians have equal benefits and protections before the law.”