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Alabama same-sex marriages will have to wait as judge stays ruling
Alabama same-sex marriages will have to wait as judge stays ruling

Two days after striking down Alabama laws that ban same-sex marriage, a federal judge temporarily stayed her ruling Sunday, giving the state time to file an appeal. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade’s Friday ruling initially went into effect immediately. Then Alabama Atty. Gen. Luther Strange requested that it not be enforced until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on similar cases. Granade chose the middle ground, issuing a 14-day stay so the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals can decide whether waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court is appropriate. If the appeals court does not take action, the stay will expire Feb. 9, making same-sex marriage legal in Alabama. The judge did not...

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