(Editor's note: Since this article was published today, Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pelligrini heard about an hour of arguments in this case. He promised a quick ruling, but did not indicate which way he was leaning. Pennsylvania is the only state in the Northeast that bans same-gender marriage and civil unions.)
PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court will hear arguments today about whether to stop the issuance of marriage licenses to gay couples.
Gov. Tom Corbett says it’s illegal, but a local mayor and others have been performing the ceremonies. But the court case could help clarify where Pennsylvania is heading on the issue.
“I’ve officiated eight couples so far. I have another one scheduled this week. And as long as they’re printing them out, out east, I want to be officiating them out west,” said Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.
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