Gay Marriage Update: Alabama
Attorney General Luther Strange asks a Mobile federal court to take no further action on the issue of same-sex marriage as the U.S. Supreme Court will resolve the issue in June. Strange called upon U.S. District Judge Callie Granade to deny a motion filed by plaintiffs in the case of Strawser and Humphrey v. Strange. Strange asks the Mobile federal court to reject efforts to suddenly change a same-sex marriage lawsuit that already has been ruled upon, urging the Court not to allow the case to be certified as a class action that would force all of Alabama’s 68 probate judges to grant same-sex marriage licenses. The Attorney General’s motion noted that the original federal court decision has predictably created unnecessary chaos in courthouses across the state.