Alabama State Supreme Court Goes Rogue, Thumbs Its Nose at SCOTUS over Marriage Equality

Federal Supreme Court vs. State Supreme Court

Unfortunately I will no longer support the Alabama Crimson Tide in football or in any other way, unless or until the idiots that run the state back down. If I ever have cause to return to Kentucky, I will change my whole route to avoid the state completely.

The Alabama Supreme Court fired a shot across the bow of the U.S. Supreme Court, defiantly challenging that court’s earlier decision to let same-sex marriages proceed in the state. The Tuesday opinion ordered probate judges in that state to stop issuing marriage licenses, setting up a rare legal showdown that pits state power against federal, leaving hopeful couples in a giant legal limbo and state probate judges scratching their heads at the competing directives.

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