Tag Archives: Alabama

Liberty Counsel: All Existing Same-Sex Marriages In Alabama Are Now Void

From the AFA’s OneNewsNow: The founder of Liberty Counsel says it never was legal – and still isn’t – for the state of Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow the latest order from the Alabama Supreme Court brings that to a halt. “This is a game-changer in Alabama – [and] this …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of AL.com: The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to provide the final word on same-sex marriage in June; and we believe that Alabama’s Supreme Court will find its decision does not hold legal weight. Some have suggested that Alabama’s Supreme Court trumps district Federal courts. That until we have a Supreme Court ruling, we should have …

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FRC Applauds Alabama Supreme Court

“I applaud the Alabama Justices in their wise decision respecting the freedom of Alabama’s voters to uphold natural marriage. In a refreshing change, Alabama’s Supreme Court is using the law to determine their actions — not a politically motivated opinion of a lower court federal judge. I again urge caution for any court, state or federal, whether a state Supreme …

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ALABAMA: All Counties Have Stopped Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

From the Human Rights Campaign: As of noon today, HRC Alabama was unable to confirm any Alabama counties that are issuing licenses to same-sex couples, in the wake of an order by the Alabama Supreme Court late Tuesday night. This turn around comes as the result of the confusion created by an emergency petition to the Alabama Supreme Court by …

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NOM Applauds Alabama Supreme Court

“We praise the justices of the Alabama Supreme Court who have ruled in overwhelming fashion that the laws of Alabama defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman must be followed by state officials. A single federal judge does not have the authority to force a state to redefine marriage and it’s high time that out of …

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African-American Pastors Group To Honor Judge Roy Moore With MLK Award

Via press release: Today, the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) announced that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore would receive their first ever “Letter from Birmingham Jail Courage Award” in recognition of Justice Moore’s principled stand in defense of traditional marriage. The group was moved to honor Chief Justice Moore following his defense of Alabama’s statutory and constitutional ban on …

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ALABAMA: Mobile County Probate Judge Stops Issuing All Marriage Licenses

Via the Associated Press: The probate court in one of Alabama’s biggest counties says it won’t issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Mobile County’s probate court posted a notice on its website Wednesday saying it is halting all marriages while it reviews …

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Liberty Counsel: The Alabama Supreme Court Has Restored The Rule Of Law

“The ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court is historic, and is one of the most researched and well reasoned opinions on marriage to be issued by any court in the country. The legitimacy of the judiciary is undermined when a judge legislates from the bench or usurps the power reserved to the states regarding natural marriage. This decision of the …

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ALABAMA: State Supreme Court Orders Stop To Same-Sex Marriages

Via AL.com: Weeks after a United States District Court judge in Mobile ordered a probate judge there to issue same-sex marriage licenses, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in the state. “As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the order said. “Alabama …

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ALABAMA: Judge Denies Adoption In Marriage Case, Plaintiffs File New Suit

Via AL.com: Less than two weeks after a federal judge ordered him to comply with her ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Mobile County’s probate judge has indicated he will not process a couple’s adoption petition until after the Supreme Court decides another case. That has put Cari Searcy’s second-parent adoption in legal limbo and prompted her lawyers to filed a new …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: A few judges are still refusing to see gay and lesbian couples in Alabama. Texas has had its first lesbian marriage, and now state officials are scrambling to find a way to undo it. And some major national anti-gay figures are preparing to release a new manifesto to stop the freedom to marry.

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ALABAMA: White Supremacists Support Roy Moore At Anti-Gay Marriage Rally

Eagle-eyed JMG readers Gay Old Lady and Alex noticed in my post earlier today that among the “We Stand With Roy Moore” signs at yesterday’s anti-gay rally in Alabama were signs provided by the League Of The South, an SPLC-certified racist hate group. Most prominent in the photos tweeted out by Sanctity of Marriage Alabama was the above sign held …

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ALABAMA: Human Rights Campaign Files Demand To See Emails Of Roy Moore

Whoa. From the Human Rights Campaign: Today, HRC Alabama filed an Alabama Open Records request for the government email and phone records of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. HRC Alabama wants to determine whether Chief Justice Moore concocted an organized plan to stop same-sex marriages by enlisting two anti-LGBT groups –the Alabama Policy Institute (API) and the Alabama …

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