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Same-Sex Marriages Banned by Governor

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Gov. Forrest “Fob” James Jr. signed an executive order banning recognition of same-sex marriages in the state, a move denounced by the American Civil Liberties Union as “wrong and unconstitutional.” To deny lesbians and gays the right to marry “denies them simple basic dignity,” said Olivia Turner, executive director of the Alabama ACLU. But James said he based the order on rulings by the state attorney general.


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