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Live Blog: Showdown in Alabama

Gay Marriage 2By The Iowa Statesman

 

Those who have been predicting a 5-4 “Roe v Wade” decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of homosexual “marriage” this summer may be in for even greater heartbreak than they currently imagine.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has decided that the State of Alabama cannot stop a federal judge’s ruling that institutes homosexual “marriage” in that state. Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas were the dissenting votes.

With the ruling, Alabama becomes the 37th state to offer homosexual “marriage.” Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took the matter to the Supreme Court when a federal appeals court refused to take up the matter.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley supported the effort. Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore instructed public officials in that state to not comply with the ruling.

Read more, as it happens, by following AL.com’s live blog.