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Hundreds of same-sex couples planning Pennsylvania weddings after governor drops appeal

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Officials say hundreds of same-sex couples are getting licenses to marry in Pennsylvania, and one couple even got married.

That's happening as Governor Tom Corbett says he won't appeal a federal judge's day-old decision to strike down Pennsylvania's law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.

Pamela VanHaitsma and Jess Garrity of Pittsburgh tied the knot after getting an Allegheny County judge to waive a three-day waiting period after applying for a marriage license.

A suburban Pittsburgh couple, Stephen Miller and Jim Devaty, plan to get married Tuesday after nearly two decades together. They'll crack a bottle of champagne they've been saving and plan a gathering for family and friends.

Miller says they're not sure where yet, but their son, 6-year-old Aiden, suggested the backyard.

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