Alabama's Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

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    Feb 14, 2015 2:40 AM GMT
    Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil.

    Many counties in the Bible Belt state began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples after the latest strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. She said Thursday that a judge could no longer deny marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, reiterating her ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.


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  • tazzari

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    Feb 14, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    Poor Alabama, pushed screaming and complaining, into the second half of the 20th century.
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    Feb 14, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
    tazzari saidPoor Alabama, pushed screaming and complaining, into the second half of the 20th century.

    LOL! Well stated. I lived in Alabama for over 2 years, I know the truth of that.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 14, 2015 9:20 PM GMT
    Gay marriage in Alabama? Holy shit! I am sure that all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs are having major hissy fits over this oneicon_lol.gif
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    Feb 14, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    GAY MARRIAGES in Alabama!? ...This must certainly be that "cold day in hell"....as I just looked outside at a complete "White-out" and the temps are dropping like a rock below ZERO...air temps....forget wind chills!icon_biggrin.gif Yeah! We win!....Now just get it to Ohio please!
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    Feb 15, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    Sporty_G saidGAY MARRIAGES in Alabama!? ...This must certainly be that "cold day in hell"....as I just looked outside at a complete "White-out" and the temps are dropping like a rock below ZERO...air temps....forget wind chills!icon_biggrin.gif Yeah! We win!....Now just get it to Ohio please!
    well I would love to see both Alabama and Ohio pass laws that strictly forbids discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. It is time for lawmakers in both Montgomery and Columbus to get down to serious business on this one.
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    Feb 15, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    78% of Alabama voters are against gay marriage. I wonder if that high a number is also against civil unions? A lot of people have a problem with the word "marriage" because of the whole religious definition, but they are in favor of civil unions.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 15, 2015 8:03 AM GMT
    Gay marriage in Alabama. Wow, it's official, we've reached the singularity:

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    Feb 16, 2015 4:45 AM GMT
    The judges will play the legal system to get the votes for the next election. You don't here the mechanical facts for review of Alabama judges in the media.
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    Feb 16, 2015 5:05 AM GMT
    WUT? Hell, next thang ya know they gurna have negros drinkin outta white folk's water fountains!
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    Feb 16, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
    woodfordr said78% of Alabama voters are against gay marriage. I wonder if that high a number is also against civil unions? A lot of people have a problem with the word "marriage" because of the whole religious definition, but they are in favor of civil unions.

    I always maintained that gays should fight first for civil unions, a battle I judged easier to win. Afterwards simple semantics & common usage would have them called marriages anyway, and eventually gay marriage made legal. I wanted full marriage, but I approached it as a realistic tactical challenge, won by stages if necessary.

    But the activists were adamant about the word marriage. Perhaps they were right, because here we are today. We haven't totally won, but we'll soon see if their tactic was the correct one in the US.
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    Feb 18, 2015 8:18 AM GMT
    Sorry I will edit my grammar in the AM. I took a sleeping pill and am out of it, but I had to post this via iPhone:

    I mean it's great there's gay marriage in Alabama, but I have family in Alabama. I've also been to an Ole Miss Game in Mississippi...

    I could see someone being in a public gay relationship in parts of Mississippi, and being harassed beyond belief for it.

    The restaurant my family went to had a bunch of confederate flags -- it also didn't have one ethnic person there (except me)... We waited over 2 hrs outside to get a seat. People peed in the trees while we waited... You also brought your own alcohol in a cup.

    For what it's worth my cousin is a principal and his wife owns her own optometry practice. The house/mansion they own in Alabama is gigantic... They have a 4 car garage and the estate is huge... My point is you could never get something that nice in NYC or NY compared to Alabama. BUT what I will say is visiting Alabama several times on my life make me realize that I will ALWAYS live in a blue state... People who grow up in liberal communities probably take for granted the diversity and acceptance that comes with that diversity. All I'm saying is even though I HATE these stupid red cameras in NY I happily would pay NY money over some red state like Mississippi.