Kathleen Kane critical of Governor Corbett over PA marriage lawsuit

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 31, 2013 1:22 PM

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(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is firing back at Governor Corbett over the defense of Pennsylvania's law that effectively bans same-sex marriage.

She 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.

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