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Alabama Court Orders a Halt to Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

posted on March 4, 2015

In The New York Times, Campbell Robertson writes, “The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday night ordered probate judges around the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, ruling in direct opposition to a federal judge that the state’s ban on same sex marriage did not violate the United States Constitution.” The edict to stop distributing licenses for same-sex marriages has thrown couples and county-level judges into confusion, Robertson reports, as competing orders in favor of and against Alabama’s marriage ban have created patchwork opportunities for gay couples seeking licenses since the fight over the ban began in January. The case is likely to end in the Supreme Court later this year.

Read at The New York Times