Pennsylvania AG Kane to Gov. Corbett: Don't lecture on job's duties

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HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane told Gov. Tom Corbett in a letter it isn't the governor's job to tell the attorney general what the office's duties and obligations are in a dispute over enforcement of Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage.

The letter, dated Tuesday and which surfaced today, is the latest biting exchange between Ms. Kane, a newly elected Democrat, and Mr. Corbett, a Republican whom she heavily criticized during her campaign and a former attorney general.

In it, Ms. Kane's chief of staff calls Pennsylvania's marriage law "one of the last discriminatory statutes" in Pennsylvania and predicts it'll be struck down.

Mr. 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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