A plaintiff couple filed suit on June 10,seeking recognition of their out-of-state marriage. They had requested the divorce on February 9 after having been denied a divorce by the same judge a year earlier. Public Religion Research Institute. Alabama Today.
He told the court that in that other suit the Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program "acting in concert with and on behalf of the State of Alabama, are improperly attempting to seek further stay of this Court's prior Orders" from the Alabama Supreme Court.
Neither performed nor recognized in American Samoa or some tribal nations.
Senator Jeff Sessions commented on February 9: "I think it's an unhealthy trend that judges feel that they're somehow reflecting popular opinion when first of all, it's not popular opinion, and secondly, who are they to be ruling on cases based on how they feel. See also. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v.
Kay Ivey for her signature.
Those couples had each been denied marriage licenses in two counties. On January 6,Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore again ordered Alabama's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Retrieved February 9, The plaintiffs' attorneys hoped the state would comply, though other LGBT rights advocates anticipated further litigation.
On January 27,Judge Granade ruled in favor of a male couple seeking the right to marry in Alabama. Pat Fancher appealed the District Court's ruling against her. Status of same-sex unions around the world.
Ending the first day of legal same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Strawser plaintiffs, whose pro se suit had originally named only the Attorney General as defendant after they had been denied a marriage license in Mobile County, amended their suit to add Davis as a defendant and add three other same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses from Mobile County as plaintiffs.
Some general reports indicated that Choctaw and Houston counties might be issuing licenses to opposite-sex couples only,  but local reports in Houston were that it had instead stopped all licensing. Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country LGBT rights by country or territory.
In May , the Alabama Legislature passed a bill replacing marriage licenses and ceremonies with marriage certificates in order to keep probate judges from violating their consciences by presiding over ceremonies of same-sex couples. Retrieved February 17, March 28,