Monday, February 09, 2015

Alabama sees widespread defiance of gay marriage ruling

Amid legal showdowns and high-level defiance, Alabama was buffeted by feuds over same-sex marriage Monday after courts cleared the way but some judges resisted issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

The discord appeared to throw Alabama — for the moment at least — into a patchwork of rules, with at least eight of the state’s 67 counties blocking licenses.

The opposition included either outright rejection or simply closing up shop for the day — leaving some hopeful couples waiting in vain.

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