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PA court to hear gay marriage arguments on Sept. 4

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania court will hear arguments next month on the governor's attempt to stop a county official from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration says Montgomery County officials are violating the state's one-man, one-woman marriage law.

However, Democratic officials in the affluent county near Philadelphia believe the state marriage law is unconstitutional.

Commonwealth Court will hear arguments on Sept. 4 in Harrisburg.

Meanwhile, a few mayors around the state are stepping into the fray.

In Western Pennsylvania, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman says he has performed several same-sex marriages at his home.

And State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham has hosted a same-sex wedding. But she says she had a minister perform the ceremony so she would not violate her oath of office.

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