Councilman-at-large Jim Kenney says he wants Philadelphia's relationship with Russia's 5th largest city, Nizhny Novgorod, terminated because of the it's treatment of the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community.
Gov. Corbett's Office of General Counsel said Thursday that external West Chester lawyer Bill Lamb, a former Supreme Court justice, was hired to be lead counsel at a rate of $400 an hour. His associates will be paid $325 an hour.
A judge promised to rule as quickly as possible after hearing arguments Wednesday about whether a suburban Philadelphia court clerk should be forced to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
A state court hearing in Harrisburg will address the actions of a suburban Philadelphia court clerk who has been handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples since late July, despite a Pennsylvania law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.