Tag Archives: Mobile County

ALABAMA: Federal Judge Won’t Lift Ruling Ordering Mobile County To Issue Licenses

AL.com reports: An order instructing Mobile County’s probate judge to issue marriage license to gays will remain in effect, a federal judge ruled Monday. Attorneys for Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis had asked U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade to put that order on hold in light of a subsequent contradictory ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court. That …

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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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ALABAMA: Judge Orders Mobile County To Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses

Via Reuters: A federal judge on Thursday ordered an Alabama official to comply with her earlier ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex matrimony by beginning to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade’s order sought to clarify that Mobile County Probate Court Judge Don Davis should follow her directive, and not a contravening …

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ALABAMA: Judge Granade Sets Thursday Hearing For Mobile County Judge

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Moments ago, United States District Judge Callie V. S. Granade granted the request of four Mobile County same-sex couples to add Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis as a defendant in a lawsuit in which Judge Granade previously struck down Alabama’s marriage equality ban as violating the federal Constitution. Judge Granade scheduled a …

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ALABAMA: Federal Judge Denies Contempt Order Against Mobile County Judge

From the order: Probate Judge Don Davis is not a party in this case and the Order of January 23, 2015, did not directly order Davis to do anything. Judge Davis’s obligation to follow the Constitution does not arise from this court’s Order. The Clarification Order noted that actions against Judge Davis or others who fail to follow the Constitution …

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