Over the last few months, Montgomery County?s register of wills, D. Bruce Hanes, has made quite a name for himself in the local and national media by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples because he personally believes that Pennsylvania?s definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, which is still the law in most of the United States, is "arbitrary and suspect." Hanes' actions do not take into account what these licenses will mean for any divorces that result from the same-sex marriage licenses he has issued.
I Now Pronounce You Never Married
The Legal Intelligencer
August 26, 2013