Blog post from FFELA Chair, Mary Griggs
I really thought I was going to wake up this morning to the news that the National Guard had been called out in Alabama to enforce the decision of U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade. She had ruled in January that Alabama’s prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional but she had put her decision on hold until Monday, February 9.
See, late on Sunday night, in defiance of her ruling and ahead of any ruling by the Supreme Court on the state’s appeal, Alabama State Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, wrote a letter that banned judges from issuing same-sex marriage license. This, of course, comes after former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s repeated calls for nullification of the many, many court decisions in favor of marriage equality across the nation and the 36 states with marriage equality, as well as Texas Senator Ted Cruz introducing a Federal Marriage Amendment (supported by Louisiana’s Governor, Bobby Jindal).
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