To Avoid Gay Marriage Parts Of Alabama Have Actually Banned Weddings Altogether

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Yesterday, the U.S Supreme Court voted to legalise same-sex marriage nationwide and some people in the country really aren’t taking it well.

In a bizarre and petty protest, at least three counties in the southern state of Alabama have decided to stop issuing marriage licences altogether.

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Geneva County probate judge Fred Hamic said under Alabama law he had the right to refuse to issue marriage licences.

In a statement to the Dothan Eagle, Hamic said:

Section 30-1-9 of the Alabama Code of 1975 says a probate judge may issue a marriage licence. It doesn’t say a probate judge has to issue a marriage licence. I will not be doing any more ceremonies.

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Meanwhile, Pike County probate judge Wes Allen stopped issuing licences to both gay and straight couples back in February as a means of preventing same-sex marriage.

Speaking to AP about how “saddened” he was by the Supreme Court’s decision, Allen said:

My office discontinued issuing marriage licences in February and I have no plans to put Pike County back into the marriage business. The policy of my office regarding marriage is no different today than it was yesterday.

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This news follows Alabama chief justice Ray Allen’s outrageous comments yesterday in which he called the same-sex marriage ruling “even worse” than the Court’s 19th century decision to uphold racial segregation.

Seriously, some people are gay. Get over it, guys!


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