Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On Again Off Again Marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in that state.

Weeks after a United States District Court judge in Mobile ordered a probate judge there to issue same-sex marriage licenses, the Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in the state.

“As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the order said. “Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty.”

Yeah, it does, and as one commenter at the site noted, this was already settled in Lee vs. Grant.

HT to JMG.