Governor Tom Corbett's administration has taken another step in the legal fight over gay marriage in Pennsylvania.
The state health department has filed a brief detailing its claim against Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes.
Lawyers say Hanes' decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples risks causing "serious and limitless harm" in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
The lawyers say it's Hanes' duty to follow a state law that essentially bans gay marriage.
Hanes started issuing licenses after state attorney General, and fellow Democrat, Kathleen Kane said she wouldn't defend the law.
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