Last week, the Supreme Court submitted to a major Obama agenda when they legalized gay marriage nationwide in a 5-4 vote.
While liberals around the country rejoiced, not everyone was willing to sit back and let gay marriage go forward unchallenged. According to Conservative Tribune, gay couples in Alabama will have to wait a bit longer to marry after an order was issued by the Alabama Supreme Court.
On Monday, the state’s Supreme Court that basically prohibits probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples for the next 25 days. This has stalled the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling in Alabama, giving both sides of the debate time to file motions contesting the decision.
“Basically it states that in the court’s judgment, it (the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday) is tabled effective until after the hearing (before the Alabama Supreme Court),” Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore said. “It’s not in effect until after this hearing in this 25 day period.”
Seven of the nine judges agreed with the order, with Moore recusing himself and another judge abstaining from the vote. Some in Alabama have been left confused by the order.
“I am not real clear what it’s saying .. it’s very unclear,” said Jefferson County Probate Judge Sherri Friday, who said she will continue to issue licenses to same-sex couples as lawyers review the order.
However, the people of Alabama shouldn’t be too surprised by this order, as it likely stems from a previous one issued in March which also put on hold the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
“As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the order issued in March stated. “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.”
The mainstream media is doing everything they can to hide this story, as it could give other states ideas on how to defy this major liberal agenda. What do you think about this order? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.