2 more Alabama counties to issue same-sex marriage licenses


Two more Alabama counties say they will issue wedding licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Both Houston and Henry counties have refused to issue any licenses because of gay marriage.

But the Dothan Eagle reports that probate judges in both counties say they will now issue marriage licenses to anyone.

The change came at the end of a 25-day window in which the U.S. Supreme Court could have reconsidered its decision.

Henry County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport says his office will resume issuing licenses to anyone on Wednesday.

Conservative groups are asking the Alabama Supreme Court to follow anti-slavery precedents from the 1850s and resist gay marriage.

Most Alabama counties already are issuing marriage licenses to anyone, gay or straight.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.



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