Probate Judges

Alabama Legislature/Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Marriage Certificates instead?

House committee approves change to marriage forms MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are close to abolishing judge-signed marriage licenses as some conservative probate judges continue to object to same-sex marriage. Couples would still get a form at the local courthouse to get married. But it would be called a marriage certificate. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill Wednesday….

Alabama Lawmakers Could Abolish Marriage Licenses

Alabama inched closer to abolishing judge-signed marriage licenses, a change that would let conservative probate judges avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A few Alabama probate judges for years have refused to issue marriage licenses to anyone so they do not have to give them to gay couples. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a…

Bill Would Take Alabama Out of Marriage License Business

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has voted to do away with state-issued marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage. Senators approved the bill 23-3 on Tuesday. It would require couples to file a form recording their marriage rather than have county probate offices issue licenses. Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Range says…