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Topic - James D. Schultz
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday ordered a county clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in defiance of state laws against same-sex unions.
A lawsuit filed this week by gay couples against Pennsylvania's marriage law got a major boost Thursday when the state's top law officer said she would not defend the law.
"We respect the interests and dignity of all the parties involved in this case," he said, "but we are a government of laws, and it is important that all officeholders across the state enforce those laws uniformly."
James D. Schultz, general counsel for the governor, said in a letter Tuesday to her office that Mrs. Kane's actions were "an improper usurpation" of the role of the courts, and her "personal opinion" was "not a valid basis for her refusal to do her job."