Judge Issues Two-Week Stay on Gay Marriage Ban Ruling
There is now a two-week stay on the federal judges decision banning Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban, pending a decision from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. If the Court does not lift or extend the ban, it will expire on February 9th, 2015.
Earlier today, Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed said on Twitter today that “Unless the federal judge issues a stay, then Montgomery Probate Court will issue a license to ANY couple that wants to be married.” In the state of Alabama, it’s up to the probate judges to issue marriage licenses to couples wanting to get married.
The president of the Alabama Probate Judges Association says that it will be up to each of the 68 probate judges to decide whether to issue licenses to same-sex couples. However, they are advising those judges not to do so.