NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Five same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses Wednesday in a suburban Philadelphia county defying a state ban on such unions, but the governor’s spokesman said the local officials lack the power to suspend state law.
Alicia Terrizzi and Loreen Bloodgood, of Pottstown, were the only couple to marry right away, exchanging vows in a park before a minister and their two young sons.
‘‘We’re not setting out to be pioneers. We don’t think our family is any different than anybody else,’’ said Terrizzi, a 45-year-old teacher. ‘‘We’ve been waiting a long time for this.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.