Tuesday night’s ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The legislative session kicked off in the states with a bunch of new anti-abortion bills, along with the conviction of an Indiana woman for feticide and neglect of a dependent.
Thursday’s order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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.
A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.
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.
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s public statements and actions have prompted an ethics complaint against him.
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?
Florida lawmakers last week introduced a bill that would require abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
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?