Ballard Spahr partner Dee Spagnuolo, former class president at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, recently made history when she and her partner, Sasha Ballen, received a marriage certificate. They were the first same-sex couple in the state to receive a marriage certificate after a Montgomery County clerk defied state law and began issuing them in late July.

When state officials sued to invalidate the licenses, another Penn alumnus, Robert Heim, agreed to represent the couple and a few dozen others on a pro bono basis.

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