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Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit yesterday against it's own county - Montgomery - for illegally issuing marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples.

 

Last week the county's register of wills, Bruce Hanes, granted 31 licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of state law.

 

Ray McGarry, the county solicitor, said in a statement the Department of Health's petition has serious flaws.

 

"Montgomery County will be filing a response shortly," he said. "In the meantime, the Register of Wills office will continue to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples."