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8 Alabama counties still refuse to issue 'gay'-marriage licenses

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(Birmingham News) Probate judges in at least eight Alabama counties continued to refuse to issue any marriage licenses as of Tuesday, nearly 16 months after the U.S. Supreme Court found that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

 

More than a dozen Alabama probate judges stopped issuing marriage licenses to both gay and straight couples at various points after a federal judge struck down Alabama’s gay marriage ban on Jan. 23, 2015, and in the wake of the June 26, 2015, Supreme Court ruling.

 

On Tuesday, AL.com spoke with representatives of 14 of 15 county probate courts that gay marriage advocates identified as having indicated in recent months that they would not grant marriage licenses.

 

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