BREAKING UPDATE: Federal judge rules Alabama must issue marriage licenses

Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 4:31pm

AlabamaOutlineFederal District Judge Callie V. S. Granade ordered probate judge Don Davis today, Thursday, Feb. 12, to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in compliance with her earlier ruling.

“Judge Davis may not deny them a license on the ground that Plaintiffs constitute same-sex couples or because it is prohibited by the sanctity of marriage,” Judge Callie V. S. Granade of Federal District Court wrote in her decision, referring to same-sex couples.

The decision was directed to Mr. Davis but was also meant to send a larger message to probate judges who have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the orders of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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