Gay Marriage in Alabama


Alabama moves one step closer to issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The Alabama Attorney General's Office formally appealed a federal judge's decision striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Callie versus Granade on Friday ruled in favor of a same-sex couple, declaring Alabama's statutory and constitutional gay marriage bans to be in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Judge Greg Norris, president of the Alabama Probate Judges Association, said Sunday that it will be up to each probate judge to decide whether to grant licenses to same-sex couples. Norris said the group is advising Alabama's 68 probate judges not to do so, based on advice from its lawyer.

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