Licenses For Same Sex Marriages

The approval of marriage licenses around the state today came even after Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order late yesterday evening prohibiting local officials from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. In a order, Judge Moore advised probate judges to follow state law rather than the ruling of a federal judge in the case. Moore also wrote that "Those who violate his order would face a reprimand by the governor..." However, in a statement released today, Governor Robert Bentley said that he would not take any action against Probate Judges who issue the licenses and that he would allow the issue of same sex marriage to

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