Archived from the original on April 7, Only a male may marry a female. Others will sign the license but quit performing marriage ceremonies. As many as 12 other judges adopted similar policies after the U.
He noted that he had taken no public position on the underlying legal question of the constitutionality of Alabama's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples and described his "unprecedented, historic and yet difficult position" when subject to conflicting orders from the federal and state courts.
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Archived from the original PDF on October 25, Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago Tribune.