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  • SPLC enters new ethics complaint against AL Chief Justice

    SPLC enters new ethics complaint against AL Chief Justice

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 3:57 PM EST2015-02-03 20:57:18 GMT
    Tuesday, February 3 2015 9:05 PM EST2015-02-04 02:05:00 GMT
    (Source: SPLC/Raycom Media)(Source: SPLC/Raycom Media)
    The Southern Poverty Law Center entered a further ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, following statements that he may not comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling should it legalize same-sex marriage in the state.More >>
    The Southern Poverty Law Center entered a further ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, following statements that he may not comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling should it legalize same-sex marriage in the state.More >>
  • Same-sex marriage licenses OK after stay, say probate judges

    Same-sex marriage licenses OK after stay, say probate judges

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 7:01 PM EST2015-01-29 00:01:24 GMT
    Wednesday, January 28 2015 7:01 PM EST2015-01-29 00:01:25 GMT
    After reviewing a clarification to her earlier ruling, the Alabama Probate Judges Association now says they agree that a ruling in the same-sex marriage debate does, in fact, apply to probate judges in the state.More >>
    After reviewing a clarification to her earlier ruling, the Alabama Probate Judges Association now says they agree that a ruling in the same-sex marriage debate does, in fact, apply to probate judges in the state.More >>
  • Ala. marriage ban battle complicates tax matters

    Ala. marriage ban battle complicates tax matters

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-03-17 21:27:39 GMT
    Tuesday, March 17 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-03-17 21:27:39 GMT
    Currently in Alabama, jointly-filed state tax returns will not be accepted from same-sex couples - however, federal returns will be accepted.More >>
    Currently in Alabama, jointly-filed state tax returns will not be accepted from same-sex couples - however, federal returns will be accepted.More >>
  • Federal judge won't stay order in Alabama gay-marriage case

    Federal judge won't stay order in Alabama gay-marriage case

    Monday, March 16 2015 10:12 PM EDT2015-03-17 02:12:37 GMT
    Monday, March 16 2015 10:12 PM EDT2015-03-17 02:12:38 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge is not backing off her order to an Alabama probate judge that he must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge is not backing off her order to an Alabama probate judge that he must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.More >>
  • AL Supreme Court orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses

    AL Supreme Court orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-03-04 00:18:41 GMT
    Wednesday, March 4 2015 5:09 PM EST2015-03-04 22:09:37 GMT
    The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a special ruling Tuesday, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges.More >>
    The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a special ruling Tuesday, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges.More >>
  • HRC, SPLC blast AL high court on same-sex marriage freeze

    HRC, SPLC blast AL high court on same-sex marriage freeze

    Tuesday, March 3 2015 8:43 PM EST2015-03-04 01:43:10 GMT
    Tuesday, March 3 2015 9:51 PM EST2015-03-04 02:51:06 GMT
    The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement Tuesday night, shortly after the Alabama Supreme Court issued a special ruling barring probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.More >>
    The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement Tuesday night, shortly after the Alabama Supreme Court issued a special ruling barring probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.More >>
  • Licensing status per county

    Licensing status per county

    Monday, February 9 2015 5:21 PM EST2015-02-09 22:21:59 GMT
    Tuesday, February 17 2015 3:42 PM EST2015-02-17 20:42:11 GMT
    The following is a list of each Alabama county and their status on issuing same-sex licenses as we know them at this point.More >>
    The following is a list of each Alabama county and their status on issuing same-sex licenses as we know them at this point.More >>
  • More counties issue marriage licenses

    More counties issue marriage licenses

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 10:25 AM EST2015-02-10 15:25:47 GMT
    Tuesday, February 10 2015 6:30 PM EST2015-02-10 23:30:44 GMT
    Several more Alabama counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Tuesday.More >>
    Several more Alabama counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Tuesday.More >>
  • Business acceptance next hurdle for same-sex couples

    Business acceptance next hurdle for same-sex couples

    Monday, February 9 2015 10:50 PM EST2015-02-10 03:50:08 GMT
    Monday, February 9 2015 10:50 PM EST2015-02-10 03:50:11 GMT
    Nationally, once the gay marriage debate has ended in states, new debates arise. For instance - can a private business discriminate against a gay couple or choose not to do business with them?More >>
    Nationally, once the gay marriage debate has ended in states, new debates arise. For instance - can a private business discriminate against a gay couple or choose not to do business with them?More >>
  • Common-law rules now apply to AL same-sex couples

    Common-law rules now apply to AL same-sex couples

    Monday, February 9 2015 10:03 PM EST2015-02-10 03:03:42 GMT
    Monday, February 9 2015 10:03 PM EST2015-02-10 03:03:43 GMT
    Legal analyst Mark McDaniel says a gay couple can have a common law marriage if they meet the requirements.More >>
    Legal analyst Mark McDaniel says a gay couple can have a common law marriage if they meet the requirements.More >>
  • Same-sex couples married in North Alabama

    Same-sex couples married in North Alabama

    Monday, February 9 2015 10:33 AM EST2015-02-09 15:33:48 GMT
    Monday, February 9 2015 5:53 PM EST2015-02-09 22:53:11 GMT
    The first same-sex couples in Madison County were issued marriage licenses at the Madison County Courthouse on Monday morning.More >>
    The first same-sex couples in Madison County were issued marriage licenses at the Madison County Courthouse on Monday morning.More >>
  • Mobile County Probate Court window still shut, attorneys speak out

    Mobile County Probate Court window still shut, attorneys speak out

    Monday, February 9 2015 12:26 PM EST2015-02-09 17:26:35 GMT
    David Kennedy and Christine HernandezDavid Kennedy and Christine Hernandez
    Two attorneys for a same sex couple who sued for the right to marry and won spoke out against the Mobile County Probate Court not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as of yet. The window in probate court was supposed to open Monday, but as of late morning it is still closed. The attorneys said they are filing a motion for contempt against Judge Davis.More >>
    Two attorneys for a same sex couple who sued for the right to marry and won spoke out against the Mobile County Probate Court not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as of yet. The window in probate court was supposed to open Monday, but as of late morning it is still closed. The attorneys said they are filing a motion for contempt against Judge Davis.More >>
  • AL Chief Justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licensing

    AL Chief Justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licensing

    Sunday, February 8 2015 9:51 PM EST2015-02-09 02:51:40 GMT
    Monday, February 9 2015 5:58 AM EST2015-02-09 10:58:18 GMT
    Late Sunday night, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order in which he order state probate judges to neither issue nor recognize a marriage license for same-sex couples.More >>
    Late Sunday night, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order in which he order state probate judges to neither issue nor recognize a marriage license for same-sex couples.More >>
  • HRC, SPLC blast Justice Roy Moore on marriage license order

    HRC, SPLC blast Justice Roy Moore on marriage license order

    Sunday, February 8 2015 11:25 PM EST2015-02-09 04:25:49 GMT
    Sunday, February 8 2015 11:42 PM EST2015-02-09 04:42:08 GMT
    (Source: AP)(Source: AP)
    The following is a press release issued late Sunday night in response to Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's order that probate judges do not proceed with planned issuance of same-sex marriage licenses Monday.More >>
    The following is a press release issued late Sunday night in response to Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's order that probate judges do not proceed with planned issuance of same-sex marriage licenses Monday.More >>
  • Legal rights same for married gay, straight couples

    Legal rights same for married gay, straight couples

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 10:07 PM EST2015-02-05 03:07:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 4 2015 10:07 PM EST2015-02-05 03:07:02 GMT
    First comes love, then comes marriage... then comes tax perks, health benefits, Social Security... We sat down with our legal analyst to navigate the changes that will come with gay marriage. More >>
    First comes love, then comes marriage... then comes tax perks, health benefits, Social Security... We sat down with our legal analyst to navigate the changes that will come with gay marriage. More >>
  • 11th Circuit Court denies stay; gay marriage begins in AL Feb. 9

    11th Circuit Court denies stay; gay marriage begins in AL Feb. 9

    Tuesday, February 3 2015 11:28 AM EST2015-02-03 16:28:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 3 2015 7:23 PM EST2015-02-04 00:23:08 GMT
    The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta has rejected the State of Alabama's request to issue a stay pending an appeal of the State's ban on gay marriage. This means gay marriages in Alabama will begin Feb. 9.More >>
    The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta has rejected the State of Alabama's request to issue a stay pending an appeal of the State's ban on gay marriage. This means gay marriages in Alabama will begin Feb. 9.More >>
  • Judge issues stay in Alabama same-sex marriage case

    Judge issues stay in Alabama same-sex marriage case

    Sunday, January 25 2015 8:09 PM EST2015-01-26 01:09:05 GMT
    Monday, January 26 2015 8:54 AM EST2015-01-26 13:54:58 GMT
    Two days after a federal judge overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages, a 14-day stay has been granted on behalf of the suit's sole defendant, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.More >>
    Two days after a federal judge overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages, a 14-day stay has been granted on behalf of the suit's sole defendant, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.More >>
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