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Overcoming Opposition by State Officials, Gay Marriage Comes to Alabama


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Overcoming Opposition by State Officials, Gay Marriage Comes to Alabama

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Alabama became the latest state to allow gay marriage on Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court and probate judges in the state rejected efforts by Alabama officials to delay issuing licenses and performing weddings.

Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court struck down Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's attempt to delay gay marriages in the state until the high court takes up the issue at the national level next year. The bid was overturned in a 7-2 vote, with Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissenting.