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    Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday ordered a suburban Philadelphia clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes did not have the power to decide on his own whether Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban violates the state constitution.

    "Unless and until either the General Assembly repeals or suspends the Marriage Law provisions or a court of competent jurisdiction orders that the law is not to be obeyed or enforced, the Marriage Law in its entirety is to be obeyed and enforced by all commonwealth public officials," Pellegrini wrote.


    Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    A reminder that while we're welcome to form opinions regarding legality and Constitutionality, the bench very jealously guards the power of judicial review.
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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    That's gonna get appealed... very quickly...
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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    That's gonna get appealed... very quickly...
    And the appeal will fail. The judge is correct: The clerk does not have the authority to do what he did. Same-sex couples have the right to challenge this law in court, and they'd probably win, but this clerk doesn't get to decide any of that.

    The clerk is not the injured party, he doesn't have the ability to sue over this either.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And the appeal will fail. The judge is correct: The clerk does not have the authority to do what he did. Same-sex couples have the right to challenge this law in court, and they'd probably win, but this clerk doesn't get to decide any of that.

    The clerk is not the injured party, he doesn't have the ability to sue over this either.
    Challenging the law is what the appeal is going to do. This is just a catalyst.
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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Challenging the law is what the appeal is going to do. This is just a catalyst.
    I don't expect it will. I don't think the clerk has standing to challenge the law in the first place.
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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I don't expect it will. I don't think the clerk has standing to challenge the law in the first place.
    No, but the couples who are being denied marriage licenses do.
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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    I can't wait to hear the cries of "activist judges" from the right...oh wait

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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, but the couples who are being denied marriage licenses do.
    The clerk could appeal on the issue of whether or not they had the authority to issue same sex licenses, you know, if they wanted to waste their time and money.

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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, but the couples who are being denied marriage licenses do.
    Here is a flash for you my left wing friend....Gay marriage is not legal in Pa.
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    Re: Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I can't wait to hear the cries of "activist judges" from the right...oh wait
    C'mon...this isn't judicial activism. This is enforcing laws already on the book.

    It'd be judicial activism if it was the other way around.

    Oh, and the clerk should be fired.

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