A probate judge asks a court to amend the gay marriage order. Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed is asking the Alabama Supreme Court to concede that gay couples can marry in Alabama if the U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional later this year. He filed for a motion for rehearing with state justices who on March 3 ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. He asked justices to amend the order to make it clear that the U.S. Supreme Court has the final say. Reed was one of the first judges to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after a federal judge ruled Alabama’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional.