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Alabama Chief Justice Halts Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

By    |   Sunday, 08 Feb 2015 11:03 PM

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has issued an order for all the state's probate judges and employees not to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples, AL.com reports.

In his order Moore says U.S. District Judge Callie Granade's ruling calling for same-sex marriages to begin on Monday applies only to the state's attorney general and not country probate judges.

Further, he argues, probate judges are under the jurisdiction of the chief justice and not the attorney general.

Moore recently told Tony Perkins' radio show that federal court rulings do not supersede state courts, and that the judge's ruling applies only to the cases involved.

Moore first gained national prominence when he erected a two-ton Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court. He was removed from office for failing to remove it, but was later elected to the office again.

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has issued an order for all the state's probate judges and employees not to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples, AL.com reports.
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