Kay Ivey for her signature. Some offices closed altogether. On January 27,Judge Granade ruled in favor of a male couple seeking the right to marry in Alabama. And seven states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, make no specific reference to same-sex couples in their laws.
In Maythe Alabama Legislature passed a bill replacing marriage licenses with marriage certificates in order to keep probate judges from violating their consciences and so that the remaining counties would resume marrying couples. Compton and Wilson exchanged vows at 10 a.
Romney, a former head of the Olympic organizing committee who is often mentioned as a potential national candidate, seems to emphasize a more conservative side.
Equality Case Files. Pat Fancher appealed the District Court's ruling against her. Public Religion Research Institute. But in Mobile County, other couples and pastors who were prepared to officiate at their ceremonies, were frustrated. Hodges on June 26, which held that the United States Constitution requires every state to recognize and license same-sex marriage, the legal status of same-sex marriage in Alabama had been the subject of a long legal battle.
Main topics. August 30, Story highlights Laura Coates says the law requires Davis to certify valid marriages despite her personal objections Public officials have duties they must carry out according to the law, Coates says. They also asked that Judge Granade clarify her ruling.
On July 1,Hard asked the court to lift its stay and release the wrongful death proceeds, citing the U. Albritton said his bill would benefit both sides. Amy Klein-Matheny, left, and her wife, Jennifer, exchange vows in Iowa after same-sex couples were allowed to marry there with an April 3,court ruling.
Massachusetts on Monday became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, ending a centuries-old tradition in this country that limited matrimony to one man and one woman. Bonauto said that at most, the law would prevent the marriage of couples from the roughly 20 states where laws specifically say that a same-sex marriage would be ''void.
But at City Hall plaza in Boston on Monday, nothing could detract from the atmosphere of celebration. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. Massachusetts state legislators this spring passed a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.