TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 16, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court voted 6-2 on Friday to consider a request by two conservative groups seeking to halt same-sex marriages in the state, the Associated Press reports. Same-sex marriages have been conducted in the state since last Monday after a federal judge declared the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene. The state’s chief justice, Roy Moore, has argued that probate judges are not bound by the federal decision because they were not defendants in the case, and as members of the state judiciary, are not under the authority of a federal judge.