same-sex marriage http://apr.org en Couple Seeks Ruling on Alabama Gay Marriage Ban http://apr.org/post/couple-seeks-ruling-alabama-gay-marriage-ban <p>Two women challenging <font color="red">Alabama's</font> ban on recognizing same-sex marriages are asking a judge to decide the case without holding a trial.</p><p></p><p>Attorneys for Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand of Mobile filed the request in federal court in Mobile. They have one of three suits challenging <font color="red">Alabama's</font> ban. They were married in California in 2008 and want <font color="red">Alabama</font> to recognize the marriage.</p><p><font color="red">Alabama's</font> governor and attorney general are asking the judge to dismiss the suit.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:38:05 +0000 Associated Press 53964 at http://apr.org Couple Seeks Ruling on Alabama Gay Marriage Ban Southern Group Protesting Same-Sex Marriage http://apr.org/post/southern-group-protesting-same-sex-marriage <p>A Southern heritage group is defending <font color="red">Alabama's</font> ban on same-sex marriage.</p><p>The Alabama-based League of the South is planning a protest for Friday morning in Montgomery outside the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to overturn the ban.</p><p>A statement from the president of the league, Michael Hill, says the liberal legal organization supports overturning what he calls "the building block of our civilization."</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:43:55 +0000 Associated Press 51618 at http://apr.org Southern Group Protesting Same-Sex Marriage Alabama Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Challenged http://apr.org/post/alabama-ban-same-sex-marriage-recognition-challenged <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Two <font color="red">Alabama</font> women have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force the state to recognize their out-of-state marriage so they can both be legal parents to their 8-year-old son.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The suit filed Wednesday contends that <font color="red">Alabama's</font> ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such marriages from other states violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 11:24:29 +0000 Associated Press 51545 at http://apr.org Alabama Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Challenged Methodist Bishop Cited For Gay Wedding In Alabama http://apr.org/post/methodist-bishop-cited-gay-wedding-alabama <p></p><p>A retired United Methodist bishop is facing formal complaints over a gay wedding he performed in Alabama.</p><p>A church statement says complaints have been filed against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert, who conducted the wedding ceremony for two men in October. The statement says Talbert is accused of violating his "sacred trust" as a bishop by performing the ceremony.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 The Associated Press 48444 at http://apr.org Methodist Bishop Cited For Gay Wedding In Alabama Judge Says Married Women Can't Divorce In Alabama http://apr.org/post/judge-says-married-women-cant-divorce-alabama <p></p><p>A judge says two women who were legally married in Iowa can't divorce in Alabama, which doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.</p><p>Circuit Judge Karen Hall of Huntsville issued a brief order Wednesday throwing out the uncontested divorce of Shrie Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond.</p><p>Shrie Richmond filed the complaint this month saying the two were legally married in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2012. The suit says the two women no longer get along and want a divorce.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:58:18 +0000 The Associated Press 48299 at http://apr.org Judge Says Married Women Can't Divorce In Alabama Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Policy on Same-Sex Marriage http://apr.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-alabama-policy-same-sex-marriage A gay man whose husband was killed in a car accident is filing a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama laws that prohibit the recognition of his marriage, which was legally performed in Massachusetts. The lawsuit in Montgomery federal court seeks to overturn Alabama's bans on the recognition of same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Plaintiff Paul Hard and David Fancher, both of Montgomery, were married in 2011. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:34 +0000 Associated Press 46800 at http://apr.org Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Policy on Same-Sex Marriage Roy Moore Joins Fight Against Gay Marriage http://apr.org/post/roy-moore-joins-fight-against-gay-marriage <p>Known for fighting to display the Ten Commandments in his state's judicial building, Alabama's chief justice is jumping into the national gay marriage debate. Roy Moore has sent letters to all 50 governors urging them to get their legislatures to call for a convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing only unions between one man and one woman. Moore says the country's moral foundation is under attack, and a state-initiated convention under Article V of the Constitution is the only way to stop it. An Article V convention has never been held. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:35:50 +0000 Associated Press 46368 at http://apr.org Roy Moore Joins Fight Against Gay Marriage