MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - 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.
The 148-page ruling addresses what it claims is confusion over a recent federal ruling overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
HRC, in a written statement, says the order has no foundation in constitutional law and "flies in the face" of the federal ruling issued by Judge Callie Granade several weeks ago.
"The Alabama state Supreme Court does not have the authority to interfere with a federal court order," said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. "This order is outrageous and baffling, and no amount of legalese can hide the bare animus that forms the foundation of this extralegal ruling."
The HRC goes on to call the ruling "bizarre and rambling."
The Southern Poverty Law Center, in their statement, assured the high court it will be "embarrassed by its decision."
That statement, by SPLC President Richard Cohen, in full: