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Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

February 9, 2015

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MONTGOMERY — Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday despite an 11th-hour attempt from the state’s chief justice — an outspoken opponent — to block the weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday morning that it wouldn’t stop the marriages from beginning in the state, and shortly after, probate judges began granting the […]

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‘26’ backers see amendment as ‘kill shot’ to abortion in U.S.

October 6, 2011

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Legal scholars who have studied the proposed “personhood” amendment to the Mississippi Constitution can agree on this: They have a much better idea of what the sweeping amendment could do than what it will do. They also agree that if passed Nov. 8, lawyers representing opponents of the anti-abortion measure will be in federal court […]

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