Gay rights advocates reflect on legalization of same-sex marriage in AL

Gay rights advocates reflect on legalization of same-sex marriage in AL

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Alabama marks a year of same sex marriages Tuesday.

Its been 12 months of legal battles involving orders from Alabama's Chief Justice in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling.

On Tuesday, even though same sex couples can legally marry, they say their fight is far from over.

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They say they'll never forget being able to take part in history by witnessing couples coming out of the court house and getting married in Big Spring Park.

One of the women I spoke to brought her children so they could take part in the festivities. However they are hurt by Roy Moore's most recent attempt to once again ban same sex marriage in the state.

They say they hope one day the state will become more accepting and loving of all people, regardless of sexuality, race or religion.

"We just need to move forward and be accepting of everybody and all of our differences,"Julia Mcelhaney said.

King said February 9 will always have a special place in her heart.

"It was a surreal experience, definitely," king said. "I never, I guess I never imagined in my lifetime really that I would see
that."

King said the next step is to make it illegal to deny jobs or housing to someone based on sexual orientation.

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