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Some Alabama Judges Are Still Refusing Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

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To be fair, they aren’t marrying straight couples, either.

Alabama just can't seem to keep with the times. At least eight judges across the state are still refusing to grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples more than a year after Obergefell v. Hodges, according to

Judges in Autauga, Choctaw, Clarke, Cleburne, Covington, Elmore, Pike, and Washington counties have stopped issuing marriage licenses for any couples, straight or gay, following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

The news comes only weeks after Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended from office for advising probate judges not to issue licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Moore is appealing the suspension to the Alabama Supreme Court.

While the judges are defending their decision by refusing all couples, LGBT activists inside and outside the state believe that the judges stopped because of the Supreme Court decision.

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