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Alabama Justice Orders Halt to Gay Marriage Licenses in the State

Alabama's top justice has ordered the state's probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year legalizing gay marriage. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore cited conflicting court rulings as his reason for issuing the order. "Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court … Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or...

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