HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they haven't been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license.
In a few days, a court hearing in Harrisburg will focus on whether that clerk has singlehandedly added Pennsylvania to the growing list of states that formally sanction gay marriages and those handing out similar licenses, like New Mexico and California.
The state Health Department under Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is arguing that the clerk, Bruce Hanes, has been acting illegally and must be stopped.
Hanes issues marriage licenses as Montgomery County's clerk of the county orphan's court.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
After getting out of federal prison early this week it looks like former state Sen. Manny Aragón isn't at a halfway house after all. He's back at his own house in the South Valley.
The owner and an employee of a local smoke shop are in federal custody accused of selling spice at the Rio Rancho store.
The New Mexico State Police officer who fired his weapon at van filled with kids during a traffic stop gone bad has been fired.
The civil case filed against former cop Levi Chavez in the gunshot death of his wife is coming to an end without a trial.
Could there be a serial dog snatcher in Roswell?
New Mexico is at the beginning of a deep freeze, and state officials are paying close attention.