The Montgomery County register of wills has joined a rising tide of elected officials using their offices to take a stand against same-sex marriage bans.
"I decided to come down on the right side of history and the law," D. Bruce Hanes said, announcing that his office would issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
He follows state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is refusing to defend the state law against a federal lawsuit, and the Obama administration, which declined to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Both Hanes and Kane are Democrats.
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