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Judge Tries to Halt Same-Sex Marriages in Alabama

Same-sex couples in the southern U.S. state of Alabama were due Monday to become the latest in the United States to be able to get married, but now face uncertainty after the state's chief justice issued an order seeking to block them from being issued marriage licenses. Chief Justice Roy Moore said Alabama is not required to follow the decisions of a federal court that last month declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. "Effective...

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