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Alabama bill would allow adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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The bill would also prohibit the state from refusing to license, or renew a contract with, the groups for refusing services to people on religious grounds. [...]

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Roy Moore: ‘No court has authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis’

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks at the Defense of the Texas Marriage Amendment Rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
“Nothing in the Constitution of the United States, nothing in the laws or precedence of the federal courts give federal courts any authority over domestic policy of family and marriage..." [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
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It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave. [...]

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Alabama probate judge asks court to amend same-sex marriage order

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed said it's important the state not engage in "foot dragging" regarding constitutional rights. [...]

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Ala. governor calls same-sex marriage a ‘social experiment’ in court brief

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.)
Gov. Robert Bentley filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of April arguments describing same-sex marriage as social experiment that undermines the rights of children. [...]

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Federal judge won’t stay order in Alabama same-sex marriage case

Monday, March 16, 2015
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A federal judge is not backing off her order to an Alabama probate judge that he must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 16, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015
Ted Ribey with the Clerk of District Court's office in Yellowstone County attaches a seal to the wedding license of Jill Houk and Randi Paul, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Billings, Mont. At least 5 other clerks in the county are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Texas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court. There's just one problem: they can't actually do that. [...]

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Alabama judge grants divorce to gay couple amid halt to same-sex marriages

Friday, March 13, 2015
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Madison County, Ala., Circuit Judge Karen Hall granted a divorce to a same-sex couple on Thursday, a year after denying the same request. [...]

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Ala. House approves bill allowing judges, ministers to refuse to marry gay couples

Thursday, March 12, 2015
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The bill does not mention same-sex marriage, but says judges, ministers and others don't have to conduct weddings contrary to their religious beliefs. [...]

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Alabama probate judge faces conflicting orders on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mobile County, Ala., Probate Judge Don Davis
The Alabama Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday telling a Mobile County judge he could - and must - refuse a federal order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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