UPDATE: Lawyers for the plaintiffs say they are filing for an immediate lifting of the stay due to expire on Monday.
“We’re very pleased with the 11th Circuit’s decision,” said David Kennedy, an attorney representing Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, the Mobile couple at the heart of the case. “We don’t believe any Alabamian should be treated in an unequal manner or have their rights denied that are guaranteed by U.S. Constitution.” Kennedy said they would file a motion this morning asking U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade to lift her stay. A message left with the Alabama attorney general’s office was not immediately returned. Alabama is about to become the 37th state where same-sex marriage is legal.
The 37th state after the haters scurry to SCOTUS.
UPDATE II: The Birmingham News is saying that marriages can commence today, but that’s not true. Judge Granade must first lift her stay.