Tag Archives: Alabama

Alabama Probate Judge John Enslen: Let The Federal Government Issue All Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Anti-gay Alabama probate Judge John Enslen wants his state’s Supreme Court to rule that only the federal government should have to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. AL.com reports: Enslen also asked that the Alabama justices issue an order declaring the state will only honor same-sex marriage licenses either issued by the federal government or a state that has a ...

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ALABAMA: State Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker Calls For Defying SCOTUS On Obergefell [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer interviewed Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker, a former Religious Right activist and aide to Chief Justice Roy Moore who has become a radical justice in his own right, for two segments about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling earlier this year. After making the case ...

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Alabama To Shut Out Black Voters With DMV Closures

From an opinion piece on AL.com: Depending on which counties you count as being in Alabama’s Black Belt, either twelve or fifteen Black Belt counties soon won’t have a place to get a driver’s license. Counties where some of the state’s poorest live. Counties that are majority African-American. Combine that with the federally mandated Star ID taking effect next year, ...

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ALABAMA: State Prepares To Move Forward With DMV Closures Despite Strict Voter ID Law

Last month we learned that Alabama was set to close 45 of its 49 driver’s license bureaus despite a strict voter ID law. The number of planned office closures has since been reduced to 33 and the state is preparing to make that move. Via Montgomery’s NBC affiliate: Governor Robert Bentley is moving ahead with plans to close some driver’s ...

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ALABAMA: Probate Judge Wants To Be Next Kim Davis

The next Kim Davis may be Alabama probate Judge Nick Williams, who has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court in which he demands the right not to officiate at same-sex weddings, which are a “license to engage in sodomy.” AL.com reports: Williams filed the petition for declaratory judgment or protective order in light of the recent jailing of ...

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ALABAMA: Crackpot Bill To Ban All Marriage Licenses Dies In State House Despite 53-36 Majority Vote

This was actually a close one.  AL.com reports: The House voted 53-36 in favor of the bill. But it required a two-thirds vote for approval because it was not part of the governor’s call for the special session. Rep. Jim Hill, R-Odenville, who sponsored the bill in the House, said the intent was to address some problems that have arisen ...

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ALABAMA: Anti-Gay Group Backed By White Supremacists To Rally In Support Of Kim Davis

Earlier this year Sanctity Of Marriage Alabama held a rally in support of Roy Moore at which attendees waved signs supplied by the League Of The South, the white supremacist group which recently “celebrated” the 150th anniversary of the assassination of “tyrant” Abraham Lincoln. Tonight they will rally in support of Kim Davis at the Alabama Supreme Court. From their Facebook ...

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ALABAMA: State Handed $200,000 Legal Fees Bill For Futile Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage

More than a few states have been forced to fork over giant piles of dough to pay the lawyers for the good guys, but THIS one might be the sweetest of all. AL.com reports: Attorneys that represented the lesbian couple that successfully sued to overturn Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban are asking the state to reimburse them for nearly $200,000 in ...

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Viral Video: Literal Catfishing

AL.com reports: Two guys go fishing and catch a pair of kittens. It’d be hard to believe if it weren’t on video. Jason Frost, who lives in Hueytown, and his friend Brandon Key were out on the Warrior River near Bluff Creek Saturday morning when they heard a splash and saw something swimming across the water toward them. They weren’t ...

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ALABAMA: 30K Jam Stadium For Trump Pep Rally [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. Over an hour of often rambling remarks, the New York businessman reveled in the crowd size while he offered them his usual menu of patriotic pledges and carefree ...

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Quote Of The Day – Paul Hard

“Four years ago, this journey began in grief and pain. I am grateful that the courts have ruled that it will end in justice and equality for couples like David and me. I pray that equality for LGBT Americans continues and need not be won at the cost of sorrow and turmoil. I hope that this decision marks a new ...

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ALABAMA: Committee Advances Bill To End All Marriage Licenses Statewide

Via the Associated Press: A state Senate committee has approved a bill to take Alabama probate judges out of the wedding license business following the U.S Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee on Monday approved the bill to do away with state-issued marriage licenses. Instead, spouses would file a signed marriage contract ...

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ALABAMA: SPLC Updates Complaint That Roy Moore Has Violated Judicial Ethics

AL.com reports: In its filing today, SPLC says Moore has committed new ethics violations by improperly commenting on pending or impending cases in numerous speeches and interviews; by suggesting that Supreme Court precedent need not be followed; and by announcing that he would recuse himself from cases rather than apply precedents with which he disagreed. The SPLC also contends Moore’s ...

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ALABAMA: Evil Mother-In-Law LOSES, Court Orders Big Payout To Gay Widower

Evil Alabama mother-in-law Pat Fancher and the Foundation For Moral Law have finally lost their attempt to deny gay widower Paul Hard the proceeds from a wrongful death suit filed on behalf of his late husband, who died in a car accident in 2011. Equality Case Files has the order: The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to issue a ...

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NOM: Alabama Should Ignore SCOTUS

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell mandating same-sex marriage throughout the nation is not only wrong, but illegitimate. The oaths that elected officials take is to ‘the Constitution,’ not to ‘the Supreme Court,’ and it is high time that ‘that eminent tribunal’ be reminded that the very essence of its authority comes from the Constitution. As John Marshall stated in ...

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ALABAMA: 13 Counties Holding Out

Via press release issued yesterday by the Campaign For Southern Equality: Alabama counties are missing out on thousands of dollars in revenue as a result of probate judges closing marriage license offices. The 13 counties that are not currently issuing marriage licenses are forfeiting an estimated $132,106.50 in annual revenue. Nearly a month after the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage ...

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ALABAMA: Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Finally Win Their Adoption Battle

AL.com reports: Nine years later, Khaya Searcy has two legal parents. On Friday, retired Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge James Reid granted the adoption for Cari Searcy in Mobile County Probate Court. His approval of the measure ended a winding and politically fraught legal battle for Searcy and her wife Kim McKeand, Khaya’s biological mother. Their four-year-long quest to adopt ...

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ALABAMA: Two More Counties Relent After Obergefell Rehearing Window Expires

Two renegade Alabama counties have resumed issuing marriage licenses today. Via the Dothan Eagle: Houston County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport hasn’t issued any marriage licenses since February. Henry County Probate Judge David Money suspended issuing marriage licenses to any couples last month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples had a right to marry. On Tuesday, a 25-day window ...

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Evil Alabama Mother Still Won’t Let Dead Son’s Husband Have His Estate

Remember Patricia Fancher, the evil Alabama mother who hired the Foundation For Moral Law to petition SCOTUS to keep her former son-in-law, Paul Hard, from inheriting his dead husband’s estate? Despite the Obergefell ruling, she is still fighting. From the FML’s executive director Matthew Kidd: “The issue is not whether someone may marry a member of the same sex today. ...

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Roy Moore: SCOTUS Murdered God

AL.com reports: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told a church crowd on Sunday that the U.S. Supreme Court “destroyed the institution of God” by legalizing same-sex marriage. Moore, who made national news when he ordered the state’s probate judges to withhold same-sex marriage license in violation of a federal judge’s decision, addressed a congregation of about 150 people ...

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