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Alabama court recognizes same-sex adoption
March 1, 2015
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals on Friday ruled that the state must recognize the out-of-state adoption of a biological mother's same-sex partner. The plaintiff was the biological mother of three children appealing a court order that granted visitation rights to her former same-sex partner. The p....... [more]

Federal judge orders Alabama probate court to issue same-sex marriage licenses
February 13, 2015
US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama Judge Callie Granade on Thursday ordered Probate Court of Mobile County Judge Don Davis to issue same-sex marriage licenses. In her ruling in Strawser v. Strange, Granade stated, "his injunction binds Judge Don Davis and all his officers, agent....... [more]

Alabama attorneys seek mandate requiring issuance of same-sex marriage licenses
February 11, 2015
After same-sex couples were turned away from some marriage license offices in Alabama Monday, attorneys sought a declaration from a federal judge on Tuesday to order local officials to issue the marriage licenses. The request was made on behalf of more than 10 couples after a majority of probate jud....... [more]

Alabama begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses after Supreme Court refuses to extend stay
February 9, 2015
Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday after the US Supreme Court refused to extend a two-week stay on a federal judge's ruling. Last month a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama struck down the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and t....... [more]

Eleventh Circuit suspends same-sex marriage appeals
February 5, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday put all pending same-sex marriage appeals on hold until the US Supreme Court rules on the issue. The court issued similar orders on pending appeals from Alabama and Florida. The Eleventh Circuit has refused to delay same-sex marriages in....... [more]

Federal appeals court declines to stay Alabama same-sex marriage ruling
February 4, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday declined to further stay a lower court's ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. Last month a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama struck down the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment....... [more]

Federal judge puts Alabama same-sex marriage decision on hold
January 26, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Sunday put a two-week hold on a decision overturning Alabama's same-sex marriage ban. Judge Callie VS Granade stated that the two-week stay is not intended to become lengthy hold on current same-sex couples' right to marry. La....... [more]

Federal judge rules Alabama marriage laws unconstitutional
January 25, 2015
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Friday struck down the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the Alabama Marriage Protection Act, ruling them unconstitutional. Applying strict scrutiny, Judge Callie V.S. Granade found the marriage laws violated the Due....... [more]

Mich-issippi Burning: Marriage Equality, Anti-Gay Animus and Majoritarian Politics
December 7, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Peter J. Hammer, of Wayne State University Law School, discusses the socioeconomic disparities that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals experience in Michigan ...In an increasing number of domains, from worker rights, to marriage inequality, to state-imposed "E....... [more]

Shooting Blanks: Alabama's New Gun Rights Amendment
November 21, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Fredrick Vars, of the University of Alabama School of Law, discusses the new Alabama Gun Control Law and argues that the state's gun regulations will be largely unaffected by the new constitutional amendment...Alabama voters, on November 4, overwhelmingly approved a state cons....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on Alabama redistricting
November 12, 2014
The US Supreme Court hear oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama the court heard arguments on Alabama's redistricting plans. The question before the court is "Whether Alabama's legislative redistricting plans unconstitutionally classify black voters by....... [more]




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