Gay Marriage Ruling Put on Hold Until Supreme Court Decision
A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage. U.S District Judge Callie Granade today said Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and enjoined probate judges from enforcing it. However, she stayed enforcement of her order citing the expected decision this summer. Granade in January ruled Alabama's gay marriage ban was illegal. Gay couples married for three weeks until the state Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop. The latest ruling came in a class-action lawsuit by gay couples across the state.