Five gay couples score licenses

Gay marriage supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in anticipation of U.S. Supreme Court rulings in the cases against California's gay marriage ban known as Prop 8 and the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), outside the court building in Washington, June 24, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Montgomery County became the first county in Pennsylvania to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite commonwealth law that bans such legal recognition.

A gay couple and four lesbian couples were issued marriage licenses Wednesday in Norristown after the county’s register of wills D. Bruce Hanes said Tuesday that he believed the law unconstitutional.

Pottstown natives Loreen M. Bloodgood and Alicia A. Terrizzi were the first in line.


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