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Judge again rules gay couples across Alabama have right to marry, puts decision on hold

Thursday, May 21, 2015
US-District-Judge-Callie-Granade
A federal judge has again ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Alabama GOP leader says ‘religious freedom’ bills targeting gays likely dead

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said Thursday that he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the legislative session. [...]

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Alabama minister arrested for trying to officiate same-sex wedding pleads guilty

Monday, May 18, 2015
Anne Susan DiPrizio
A minister who tried to perform a same-sex wedding in an Alabama courthouse pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Monday but will avoid serving time in jail. [...]

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Alabama AG: Supreme Court shouldn’t rule on same-sex marriage

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Attorney General Luther Strange (R-Ala.)
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says America's founders would not have approved of the current members of the Supreme Court making decisions on issues such as same-sex marriage. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage, while Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality. [...]

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Alabama bill would allow ministers to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
A Senate committed heard passionate testimony about the bill that the sponsor says came about after a brief period of legalized same-sex marriage in Alabama. [...]

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Alabama lawmaker proposes bill that would take state out of marriage license business

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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A state senator wants to take Alabama out of the marriage license business says he's not targeting same-sex couples. [...]

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Alabama House committee votes to let adoption agencies reject same-sex couples

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
An Alabama House Committee voted Wednesday for a bill that would allow private adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples on religious grounds. [...]

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Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker named director of local HRC chapter

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Patricia Todd
Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham was introduced Friday as the new state director of the Human Rights Campaign in Alabama. [...]

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At least 545 same-sex couples married in Alabama, state reports

Friday, April 10, 2015
Milton Persinger, left, and Robert Povilat, both of Mobile, Ala., get married at Government Plaza as the Rev. Sandy O'Steen from Cornerstone Metropolitan Community Church officiates. They were the first same-sex couple to get married in Mobile, Ala., Thursday Feb. 12, 2015.
The preliminary numbers were compiled by the Alabama Department of Public Health Department. The tally reflects marriages that occurred Feb. 9 to March 3. [...]

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