decided: April 12, 1973.
Appeal from order of Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Sept. T., 1970, No. 70-12247, in case of Barbara S. Murphy v. Robert J. Murphy.
Joseph J. Murphy, for appellant.
Arthur R. Littleton, with him Frances Woerner, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, for appellee.
Wright, P. J., Watkins, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, Cercone, and Packel, JJ. Dissenting Opinion by Spaulding, J. Hoffman, J., joins in this dissenting opinion.
Author: Per Curiam
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Dissenting Opinion by Spaulding, J.:
I respectfully dissent.
Appellant challenges the constitutionality of the Act of May 2, 1929, P. L. 1237, § 46, as amended, 23 P.S. § 46, which allows for the payment of alimony pendente lite, counsel fees and costs to wives, but not to husbands.
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I believe the statute to be unconstitutional for the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion in Henderson v. Henderson, 224 Pa. Superior Ct. 182, 303 A.2d 843 (1973). I would therefore reverse the order of the court below.
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