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Alabama gay marriage foes won't give up, seek new court ruling
Alabama gay marriage foes won't give up, seek new court ruling

The thorny issue of marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Alabama, which appeared on the way to resolution after a recent roller-coaster ride through state and federal courts, is back on the state judicial calendar. Two state groups that oppose same-sex marriage have petitioned Alabama’s Supreme Court to issue an emergency order to stop state probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Alabama, it is the probate judges who issue marriage licenses. Meanwhile, several probate judges have gone back to federal court asking Judge Callie V.S. Granade in Mobile to weigh in again on the issue. It was Granade who on Jan. 23 overturned the state’s ban on...

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