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2 more Alabama counties to issue wedding licenses (UPDATED)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The change came at the end of a 25-day window in which the U.S. Supreme Court could have reconsidered its decision.
Houston and Henry counties had previously refused to issue any licenses because of gay marriage. ...

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Groups urge Ala. Supreme Court to resist gay marriage ruling

Monday, July 20, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court
The Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program urged justices to resist the gay marriage ruling, echoing how some courts resisted pro-slavery laws in the 1850s. ...

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Gay couples win parenting rights in wake of marriage ruling

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Cari Searcy, Kim McKeand, and their son Khaya
Cari Searcy, Kim McKeand and their 9-year-old son Khaya will go before a judge in Mobile next week to get the legal recognition for what they've been for last decade: a family of three. ...

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Report: Alabama counties now complying with same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Jessica Dent, left, and Carolee Taylor, right, show their marriage license at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Montgomery, Ala.
Lawyers representing same-sex couples said Thursday that all Alabama counties appear to be complying with the federal ruling that made same-sex marriage the law of the land. ...

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Federal judge orders Alabama counties to comply with same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade
U.S. District Judge Callie Granade issued an order Wednesday updating a previous ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Alabama. ...

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LGBT rights groups ask judge to compel Alabama counties to comply with marriage ruling

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Groups representing same-sex couples Tuesday said more Alabama counties are beginning to follow the U.S Supreme Court's marriage ruling but want a federal judge to order reluctant probate judges to comply. ...

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In Alabama, some counties issue same-sex marriage licenses while others still refuse

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Jessica Dent, right, puts a ring on Carolee Taylor during their wedding ceremony officiated by Paul Hard after getting a marriage license at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Friday, June 26, 2015 in Montgomery, Ala.
Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. ...

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Alabama resumes issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but not everywhere

Friday, June 26, 2015
Newlyweds Jessica Dent, left, and Carolee Taylor leave a court building in Montgomery, Ala., with their wedding license on Friday, June 26, 2015. The two women were among the first same-sex couples to wed in Alabama after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay people can marry anywhere.
Some Alabama counties have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Roy Moore predicts backlash over court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
Roy Moore
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage has "destroyed the foundation of our country which is family," and he predicted a conservative Christian backlash. ...

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Was an Alabama teen murdered because she was transgender?

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Mercedes Williamson
Alabama 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson's lifeless body was found earlier this month in a field in the rural Mississippi community of Rocky Creek, according to authorities. ...

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