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Current challenge to Alabama's same-sex marriage ban:
Hard v. Bentley, Searcy v. Bentley

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Alabama same-sex marriage supporters to hold free weddings in Huntsville

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, Ala.
Supporters of same-sex marriage are organizing free weddings in Huntsville once a judge's ruling legalizing same-sex unions takes effect. [...]

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Alabama governor asks appeals court to keep gay marriage ruling on hold

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.)
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is asking an appellate court to stay a judge's decision that overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Alabama plaintiffs ask 11th Circuit to allow marriage victory to take effect

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Cari Searcy, left, and her wife Kim McKeand
Lawyers for Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand on Thursday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to reject Alabama's request to place the ruling on hold for months. [...]

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Alabama judges group reverses course on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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An Alabama judge's group has reversed course and now says same-sex couples may apply for marriage licenses once a hold comes off a federal judge's order that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Federal judge: Issue same-sex marriage licenses in Alabama when stay expires

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The federal judge that overturned Alabama's same-sex marriage ban said state probate judges should begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples when the hold she put on her ruling expires next month. [...]

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Legal group files judicial ethics complaint against Alabama chief justice

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Roy Moore
The complaint to Alabama’s Judicial Inquiry Commission stems from Roy Moore’s criticism of a federal judge’s ruling in favor of a Mobile couple in a same-sex marriage. Moore called it “judicial tyranny.” [...]

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Federal judge issues second ruling against Alabama same‑sex marriage ban

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade on Monday issued a second ruling blocking Alabama attorney General Luther Strange and other state officials from enforcing the ban. [...]

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Alabama chief justice criticizes same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Roy Moore
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he's concerned that the recognition of same-sex marriages will lead to the recognition of marriages with multiple partners or marriages within a family. [...]

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Ala. lawmaker threatens to out immoral ‘hypocrites’ over same-sex marriage

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs, but claim that same-sex marriage is immoral or bad for children. [...]

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Alabama appeals decision overturning state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, January 26, 2015
Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal. [...]

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