Alabama Judge Defies Gay Marriage Law – New York Times

New York TimesAlabama Judge Defies Gay Marriage LawNew York TimesTUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In a dramatic show of defiance toward the federal judiciary, Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court on Sunday night ordered the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday, the …Is Alabama?s Anti-Gay Judge on the Right Side of the Law?Daily BeastAlabama chief justice asks officials to defy gay marriage rulingWashington PostAlabama gay marriage: Dueling protests outside probate court adhering to Roy …AL.comMinneapolis Star Tribune -Fox News -WND.comall 3,028 news articles »

The Fix: Alabama’s chief justice is trying to stave off gay marriage. Welcome to the last stand. (Washington Post)

Same-sex couples began marrying Monday morning in some Alabama counties, despite an 11th-hour attempt by the state's well-known chief justice to prevent the marriages from going forward.In a letter issued late Sunday night on the eve of same-sex marriage starting in the state, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told probate judges to follow state law rather than a ruling from a federal judge that legalized it. But the U.S. Supreme Court has now denied Alabama's stay request, making Moore's already-futile effort appear even moreso.Read full article >>

Probate judges never involved in federal decision Moore tells Enterprise GOP

Alabama’s 67 probate judges were never involved in the federal decision about same-sex marriage and the law is clear.That was the message Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore brought to those.…