HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane is firing back at Gov. Tom Corbett over the defense of Pennsylvania’s law that effectively bans same-sex marriage and says it isn’t the governor’s job to tell the attorney general what the office’s duties and obligations are.
A letter dated Tuesday is the latest biting exchange between Kane, a newly elected Democrat, and Corbett, a Republican whom she heavily criticized during her campaign. In it, Kane’s top deputy calls Pennsylvania’s marriage law “one of the last discriminatory statutes’ in Pennsylvania and predicts it’ll be struck down.
Corbett is critical of Kane’s refusal to fight a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s 17-year-old law that defines marriage as a civil contract in which a man and a woman take each other as husband and wife.