Jump to navigation. It was the sixth time that Yates and Smith had sought a license. Yates said they already have two dates in mind for a wedding at a family home. Jerry Calvert, a Morehead, Ky.
To Avoid Supreme Court Decision, Alabama Temporarily Bans Gay Marriage Licenses
With Ky. clerk in jail, gay couple receives marriage license | National Catholic Reporter
Although the Supreme Court last week ruled gay marriage bans unconstitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court on Monday effectively ordered probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses for 25 days. The state's Supreme Court picked this amount of time because, technically, there is a day period to file a petition to rehear the U. Supreme Court case. However, regardless of any petition period, Alabama must follow the law as set by the U.
Despite High Court Ruling, Kentucky Clerk Denies Marriage Licenses
Gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage, is the marriage of people of the same sex or gender. In , a same-sex couple in Minnesota applied for a marriage license and was denied. The case was brought to the Minnesota Supreme Court and brought the question of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples to the public attention. Unfortunately, many of these early cases were unsuccessful. In , the first mass same-sex wedding ceremony took place on the National Mall, where almost 2, same-sex couples were married.
The fight in Rowan County began soon after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide in June. County Clerk Kim Davis cited her religious beliefs and decided not to issue marriage licenses to any couple, gay or straight. Five couples sued in federal court, and legal experts likened the case to the resistance some local officials in the South put up five decades ago after the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage.