MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Lawyers representing gay couples say all Alabama counties appear to be complying with the federal ruling that made same-sex marriage the law of the land in all 50 states.
Shannon Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights said Thursday he knows of no Alabama counties denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while giving them to opposite-sex couples.
However, several counties have stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether, which is allowed under law.
Civil rights groups had threatened to take the probate judges to court if they treated gay couples differently
Several counties have stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether, which is allowed under law.
Marion County, one of the holdout counties, is now willing to issue licenses.
Probate Judge Rocky Ridings says he opposes same-sex marriage, but doesn’t have an alternative. A federal judge on Wednesday said all counties have an immediate obligation to follow the ruling.