Alabama Supreme Court Orders a Stop to Gay Marriages, Again

by Admin on March 9, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges across the state to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, according to The Washington Post.

In January, a U.S. district court ruled that Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution.

In their 7-1 ruling on Tuesday, the Alabama Court maintained it had the right to “interpret the United States Constitution independently from, and even contrary to, federal courts,” and that only a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court would transcend its state rights.

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The court ruled, according to The Washington Post, that “Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” and that the state’s probate judges “have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law.”

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a same-sex-marriage case on April 28 and to rule whether states have the right to ban gay marriage or not by the end of their term in June.

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