A federal judge in Alabama who ruled the state must grant marriage licenses to same-sex duos now apparently is demanding the state Supreme Court justices adopt her view of the issue. Callie V.S. Granade this week issued a permanent injunction against the state, forbidding it from enforcing its state law and the state constitutional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The judge admitted that the state’s attorney general has confirmed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell by a bare majority of five liberals is being followed in the state. But Granade wrote that current or future state and county officials “may disagree about Obergefell’s applicability to the challenged Alabama laws or otherwise resist the decision.” READ MORE