Alabama became the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage yesterday.
Couples throughout Alabama have been applying for – and receiving – marriage licenses. But some judges are refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite the threat of steep penalties.
Meredith Bagley and Alexandrea Davenport, both faculty at the University of Alabama, were married in Vermont five years ago, but they wanted to get an Alabama marriage license now that same-sex marriage is legal.
But when they went in to apply at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse yesterday morning?