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ALABAMA: State To Appeal To SCOTUS, Plaintiffs Ask For Immediate Marriages

Alabama is already rushing to SCOTUS:
Alabama’s request for a hold on a ruling that struck down the state’s two bans on same-sex marriage has been denied by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Following that ruling, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the Jan. 23 U.S. District Court ruling striking down Alabama’s same-sex marriage bans. “I am disappointed in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court’s decision not to stay the federal district court’s ruling," Strange said in a release. "The confusion that has been created by the District Court’s ruling could linger for months until the U.S. Supreme Court resolves this issue once and for all."
And the plaintiffs have ready asked Judge Granade to lift her stay in advance of its scheduled expiration on Monday. If that happens, marriages could commence immediately.

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