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Charlene Kurland (far left, under the chupah) and Ellen Toplin were married by Rabbi Lynnda Targan after receiving a marriage license from Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes. Pennsylvania does not recognize same-sex marriages, but Hanes has issued a number of such licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, in June.