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Federal Court Orders Alabama Judges to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thursday's order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Thursday’s order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Marriage Equality Shenanigans Are Afoot in Alabama

On Monday, a Black lesbian couple became the first couple to be issued a marriage license in Alabama. Elsewhere in the state, though, confusion has ensued, thanks to Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

On Monday, a Black lesbian couple became the first couple to be issued a marriage license in Alabama. Elsewhere in the state, though, confusion has ensued, thanks to Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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Alabama Officials Create Constitutional Crisis Over Marriage Equality

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

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Lawyers for Fetuses? Yes, It’s Absurd, But It’s Worse Than You Realize

Jessica Williams in a Daily Show segment on Alabama's law that assigns a lawyer as a guardian ad litem (GAL) to represent the interest of an embryo or fetus whenever a minor needs judicial permission to get an abortion.

As ludicrous as Alabama’s law is, having lawyers for fetuses is not new—and they are not just appointed to try to stop girls from having abortions. In fact, they have been used for decades in state and judicial efforts to strip pregnant women of their civil and human rights.

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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Calls for ‘Confrontation’ With Federal Courts Over Marriage Equality

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore's public statements and actions have prompted an ethics complaint against him.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s public statements and actions have prompted an ethics complaint against him.

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To Abortion Clinic Operators and Patients, the Erosion of ‘Roe’ Is a Stark Reality

Over the past few years, the three abortion clinics I run across the South have been struggling financially and legally. Roe v. Wade turns 42 this year. How did this we end up in this mess?

Over the past few years, the three abortion clinics I run across the South have been struggling financially and legally. Roe v. Wade turns 42 this year. How did this we end up in this mess?

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Anti-Choice Florida Lawmakers Introduce Admitting Privileges Bill

Florida lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would require abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.

Florida lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would require abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.

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From Alaska to Alabama, Investigation Shows False Testimony Formed Basis for Abortion Restrictions

Why are states continuing to pass abortion restrictions based partly on erroneous theories that abortion harms women?

Why are states continuing to pass abortion restrictions based partly on erroneous theories that abortion harms women? And why are state attorneys general calling as expert witnesses some of the very people who proffered these spurious notions to state legislatures in the first place?

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Alabama Anti-Choicers Want to Regulate Abortion Clinics Like Sex Predators

Clinic escorts outside a Planned Parenthood facility.

Alabama anti-choicers are at it again, and this time they’re implying that abortion clinics are somehow a danger to children in the way sexual predators are. But the only way that could work is by magic.

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Alabama Attorney General Tries to Delay Lawsuit Challenging Abortion Restrictions for Minors

Rather than respond to the merits of a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional, attorneys for the State of Alabama claim they can't understand the allegations in the complaint.

Rather than respond to the merits of a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional, attorneys for the State of Alabama claim they can’t understand the allegations in the complaint.

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