Human Rights Campaign
EQUALITY COMES TO ALABAMA: One of the first marriages in Alabama today.
the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court,
has written probate judges in Alabama
to tell them not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
when it becomes legal under federal court rulings today.
Roy Moore, who acted unilaterally, presumes to be Lord of Alabama. Today marriage. Tomorrow taxation.
And when one probate judge follows the dictates of a federal court, will he call out the Alabama militia?
How many will join Moore's crusade? Mike Huckabee,
I guess. He's already said the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court are meaningless when it comes to his personal religion.
The article linked above said a rally against same-sex marriage drew about 100 people to the Alabama capitol.
But some probate judges are falling in line with the chief justice's defiance of federal courts, the New York Times reports.
UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a request from Alabama to stay the federal court ruling. The clerk in Montgomery County, at least, plans to issue licenses.
Might the refusal of U.S. Supreme Court to act light a fire under Arkansas Supreme Court, dithering for three months now on an "expedited" case?