January 6, 2016

Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala.

Alabama chief justice bans clerks from issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Alabama’s probate courts may not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered. Chief Justice Roy Moore ruled Wednesday (Jan. 6) that Alabama’s Marriage Protection Act, which bars such unions, remains “in full force and effect” despite a June ruling by the U.S. Supreme

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