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Alabama Federal Judge Declines To Lift Gay Marriage Order

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

March 17 (Reuters) - The battle over gay marriage in Alabama heightened on Monday when a federal judge refused to stay her order to a county judge t...

Lila Shapiro

Maybe When We're Alive: How Life Is Changing For This Gay Man In Alabama | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Last March, I spent time in Alabama interviewing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages about the future of LGBT rights in their st...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Groups Push To Get Marriage Equality Restarted In Alabama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of civil rights organizations fired the latest shot in Alabama's battle over same-sex marriage Friday, asking a federal judge to...

George Takei Gives Alabama 'The Finger' Over Gay Marriage Ruling With Surprise Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" icon George Takei is lending a hand -- or, rather, a finger -- to the battle for marriage equality in Alabama by helping to launch a socia...

Amanda Terkel

Alabama Counties Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Overnight, Alabama has largely gone from a marriage equality state to one where most same-sex couples can no longer get married. All...

Alabama County Halts All Marriages Following State Supreme Court Decision Blocking Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

Following the Alabama Supreme Court's Tuesday decision to halt all same-sex marriages in the state, the probate court in Mobile County has opted to st...

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

GOP Senator Sympathizes With Alabama Officials Who Blocked Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Monday he understands why Alabama's probate judges refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even afte...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Judge Challenging Alabama Chief Justice On Gay Marriage: 'We're On The Right Side Of History' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) doubled down Sunday on his decision to ignore a federal ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the sta...

Amanda Terkel

Majority Of Alabama Counties Now Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least 43 of Alabama's 67 counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, following a federal judge's order Thursday r...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Judge Orders Alabama Officials To Stop Denying Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ordered a county official in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday, saying they can no longer ...

Mississippi KKK Chapter Backs Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore In Anti-Gay Marriage Fight

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Imperial Wizard Brent Waller of the United Dixie White Knights, a Mississippi branch of the Ku Klux Klan located near the border of Alabama, shared th...

Amanda Terkel

Meet The Judge Who Paved The Way For Alabama Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Alabama became the 37th state where same-sex couples could legally get married. The person who paved the way for this histori...

Alabama's First Married Same-Sex Couple: ‘It's Really Bittersweet'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Gay marriage in Alabama is legal (even if not everyone thinks so)! After the U.S. Supreme Court said it would not block a ruling by a Federal Dist...

9 Things You Can't Stop From Happening Now That Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal In Alabama

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy

Unbelievable. This is what marriage equality is doing to Alabama and every part of the country where same-sex marriages have been legalized. And th...

Minister Arrested For Marrying Same-Sex Couple In Alabama

AP | Kim Chandler & Jay Reeves | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some co...

Gay in Alabama

Ian Oriol | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Ian Oriol

For a while after I came out, everything was OK. The bullies couldn't call me gay as an insult, because I was gay, and I was finally opening up. But I discovered that the moment I stopped acting straight is when people began getting uncomfortable. Once I stopped acting the way they wanted, they stopped treating me the way I wanted.

Amanda Terkel

Alabama Chief Justice Channels George Wallace In Stand Against Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By 1963, much of the United States was on its way to desegregation. It had been nine years since the Supreme Court issued its Brown v. B...

Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Who Isn't About to Give Up His Antigay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Some Alabama probate judges, at least for the time being, are defying the United States Supreme Court today, refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while other judges throughout the state are granting those licenses.

Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court's Decision Suggests Justices' Minds Are Made Up On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's move on Monday to allow gay marriage to proceed in Alabama i...

Paige Lavender

Supreme Court Refuses To Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to halt same-sex marriages in Alabama, paving the way for the first gay couples to marry in the...

Alabama Chief Justice Makes 11th Hour Attempt To Halt Gay Marriage

AP | KIM CHANDLER | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To Expose Colleagues' Marital Infidelities | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama's only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: If they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a re...

Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, rule...