Pennsylvania is the only eastern state that prohibits couples of the same sex to marry. the topic was the focus of a court hearing Wednesday in Harrisburg before Commonwealth Court Judge, Dan Pelligrini. the state health department filed suit, asking judge pellgrini to order Bruce Hanes, Montgomery County’s Register of Wills, to stop issuing same sex marriage licenses. Pellegrini announced that he would make a quick ruling. But if quick meant yesterday, sometime after the hearing, it didn’t happen, as predicted by local attorney, Louis Goodman. Goodman is one of the hosts of WNPV’s Legally Speaking Program. Goodman believes the winner will have little time to celebrate, because the case is likely headed for more litigation.
“Towards the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and perhaps, the United States Supreme Court.”
Bruce Hanes has already issued more than 160 same sex marriage licenses since July.