Gay Marriage Pits SCOTUS vs. Alabama
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to bless one state judge’s argument for delaying same-sex nuptials. After a federal judge ruled Alabama’s marriage ban unconstitutional, the state’s chief justice decided probate judges shouldn’t issue same-sex wedding licenses. The state appealed to SCOTUS and lost. While some Alabama judges are still holding out, experts expect gay unions to prevail statewide soon. The legal wrangling could hint at how the high court will rule when it hears a same-sex marriage case in April.