Tag Archives: Alabama

BREAKING: Federal Judge Issues 14-Day Stay On Alabama Same-Sex Marriage

From the order: The Attorney General argues that a stay will serve the public interest by avoiding the confusion and inconsistency that will result from an on-again, off-again enforcement of marriage laws. The court finds that the state’s interesting in refusing recognize the plaintiff’s same-sex marriage or in allowing same-sex marriage is insufficient to override the plaintiffs’ interest in vindicating ...

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ALABAMA: Montgomery County Judge Vows To Issue Licenses Tomorrow UPDATE: Probably Jefferson County Too

Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed announced on Twitter this afternoon that barring any stay he will be issuing same-sex marriage licenses tomorrow morning. I just finished listening in on an hour-long conference call between reporters and Al Agricola, the lawyer who represents Alabama’s probate judges association. According to Agricola, the association has no mechanism to discipline any judge who ...

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ALABAMA: Plaintiffs Compare Local Judges To George Wallace, Ask Federal Judge To Clarify Her Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Last night the association that represents Alabama’s probate judges declared that Friday’s ruling only applies to the one couple who filed the suit. Unlike most states where marriage licenses are issued by county clerks, that duty is the responsibility of those judges in Alabama. Today the plaintiffs filed a motion which opposes the state’s request for a stay and asks ...

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Alabama GOP Chair Has Marriage Sadz

“The far left-wing radical agenda of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have brought to Alabama’s front door their effort to redefine marriage. I urge the Attorney General’s office to use every resource available to challenge, to the fullest extent, this ruling and stop the federal government’s overreaching power in this case. The fact that a federal judge in Alabama ...

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Alabama Retreats To Red

Our insider at Wikipedia writes this morning to say that he was against advancing Alabama to sapphire on Friday, but was overruled by the other editors.

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ALABAMA: Probate Judges Say Marriage Ruling Only Applies To The Plaintiffs

Via Birmingham’s ABC affiliate: The Alabama Probate Judges Association says Friday’s ruling does not open the door for the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand are the only plaintiffs in the case that was filed against Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. The Alabama Probate Judges Association says that is a key point in the effect that ...

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FLASHBACK: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

“I thank the Senator from Nevada for his courtesy. I will speak about Callie–known as Ginny–Granade, who will be voted on shortly for the U.S. district judgeship for the southern district of Alabama. Ginny Granade is a nominee of the highest order. President Bush has nominated her to be the judge in the southern district of Alabama. She has the ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Alabama Sadz

“This federal judge is throwing out the votes of the people of Alabama and attempting to shut down the debate over marriage. In exercising their right to vote, Alabama voters overwhelmingly sent a message that that they want to see society rebuild and strengthen marriage – not have it redefined by unelected judges. As one judge after another has robbed ...

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ALABAMA: AG Asks Federal Judge To Stay Her Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange tonight filed an emergency stay request with federal Judge Ginny Granade, the same judge who struck down the ban on same-sex marriage several hours ago. From Strange’s motion: Defendant and the State of Alabama will suffer irreparable harm if marriages are recognized on an interim basis that are ultimately determined to be inconsistent with Alabama ...

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Local Hater Has The Alabama Sadz

Godfrey is the executive director of Alabama Citizens Action, whose tagline is “The Moral Compass Of Alabama.” He is also a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Alabama Governor Has The Sadz

Bentley is a deacon at his Baptist church, sits on the advisory board of Youth For Christ, and has won awards from the Christian Coalition.

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Alabama House Speaker Has The Sadz

“It is outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overturn the will of millions of Alabamians who stand in firm support of the Sanctity of Marriage Act. The Legislature will encourage a vigorous appeals process, and we will continue defending the Christian conservative values that make Alabama a special place to live.” – GOP Alabama House Speaker ...

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Alabama Turns From Red To Sapphire!

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BREAKING: Federal Court Strikes Down Alabama Marriage Ban, NO STAY ISSUED

From the Washington Blade: A federal judge in Alabama has become the latest to strike down a state ban on same-sex marriage, ruling against the Yellowhammer State’s prohibition on gay nuptials on the basis that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment. In a 10-page decision on Friday, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, an appointee of George W. Bush, issued summary ...

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ALABAMA: Lesbian Lawmaker Renames LGBT Rights Bill For Apple CEO Tim Cook

In 2011 openly lesbian Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd introduced a bill to protect LGBT citizens from employment discrimination. The bill failed, but Todd is trying again and this time she has renamed the bill the “Tim Cook Economic Development Act.” According to the governor, state employees are already protected. In October, Cook — an Alabama native and CEO of ...

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Lovely New Ad From Freedom To Marry

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Syndicated Radio Hosts Attack Tim Cook

Wikipedia: “The Rick and Bubba Show is heard each weekday morning on their flagship station WZZK and on over 50 radio stations in 15 states – mostly in the Southern United States.” UPDATE: Perhaps out of shame, but more likely due to the widespread outrage, the duo has removed the clip from their Facebook page and made it private on ...

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ALABAMA: Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Home State About LGBT Rights

Via Cult Of Mac: Tim Cook has spoken out about the need for his home state of Alabama to better address LGBT rights in a speech delivered today at the Alabama Academy of Honor induction, in front of Governor Robert Bentley. Cook discussed his admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and noted how, “I could never understand why some ...

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Evil Alabama Mother: God Wants Me To Keep My Dead Son’s Husband From Getting Any Money From Wrongful Death Suit

Last month an Alabama woman filed a Supreme Court amicus brief in support of Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. Pat Fancher does not want same-sex marriage to be legalized because if that happens, her former son-in-law would be entitled to the money awarded in the wrongful death suit filed against the trucking company whose driver killed his husband. And God ...

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ALABAMA: Christian Group Calls For Elena Kagan & Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Recuse Themselves From Marriage Cases

Via press release: Kayla Moore, President of the Montgomery-based Foundation for Moral Law, today called upon U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from a case involving same-sex marriage because each of these Justices has personally performed a same-sex marriage. “Justice Kagan’s actions are especially improper,” Ms. Moore said, “because she performed this same-sex ...

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