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Montgomery County commissioners hear from public on same-sex marriages

Published On: Aug 01 2013 10:33:56 PM EDT

Public speaks out before commissioners about the issuing of same-sex marriage licenses

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -

Same sex marriage is the big  topic in Montgomery County in recent days, and it was again today.

The county commissioners heard from the public on the recent headlines out of Norristown.

17 people spoke out about Register of Will Bruce Hanes' decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Pennsylvania law.  

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Only one person disagreed with Hanes. She pointed to that state law, which  says marriage is the union of  a man and a woman.

But many more agreed with the Register of Wills.

So far, Montgomery County has issued 49 marriage licenses to same-sex couples.