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Alabama: Learning the hard way since 1963

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by cranberry, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Ala. chief justice to judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses - NY Daily News

  2. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    And it was nice to see that a lot of the local judges have ignored him.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Roll Tide
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Several probate courts in Alabama are closing for the day and/or ceasing to grant marriage licenses to ANYONE.

    Sort of like when they were ordered to integrate public pools back in the 60s and they just closed the pools instead.
  5. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    I heard one judge on NPR the other morning saying he would ignore Roy Moore because his rural county couldn't afford to lose a civil rights lawsuit, which they surely would. It was somewhat refreshing. At least some folks clearly see Roy Moore's grandstanding as a ploy for a higher profile or office.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The one time I voted in a Republican primary in my life was to vote against Moore when he ran for governor in 2006.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Add "Buying a suit that fits" to the list of things Alabamans can't do well.
  8. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Plaintiffs filed a motion in Federal District Court requesting the probate judge for Mobile be held in contempt for failing to grant licenses.

  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    That petition was denied.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    It appears that about a third of the probate judges issued licenses, despite Judge Fucktard's "order." I would imagine there's a pretty normal distribution among the others with a third issuing not licenses because of the confusion and another third not issuing them for the wrong reasons.
  11. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    On the merits or on a technicality?
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I think a third probably were actually confused. My home county began issuing licenses early this morning, but stopped around noon due to all the confusion. Remember, these guys aren't judges or lawyers. Most of them are just local businessmen who're elected.

    I'd imagine the vast majority are open and issuing licenses tomorrow. I may be wrong, but that's what I think.
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