I am not going to let this thing go. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Luther Strange, also a Republican gay marriage foe, said his office had no comment. Other states are trying to tackle religious objections in other ways. A couple displaying their marriage license reacts after receiving flowers as they leave Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama in this file photo taken February 9, In Alabama, where probate judges in 13 of 67 counties are, like Davis, declining to issue marriage licenses to anyone, state Sen. Reuters - The Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges on Tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in apparent defiance of the U.
Although polls show more than half of Americans support same-sex marriage, a national survey released in July by The Associated Press found that Americans were split on whether state and local officials who have religious objections should be required to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Kentucky clerk a lightning rod on gay marriage
Some legal experts, including Katherine Franke, a law professor at Columbia University who studies religious freedom and sexual liberty, say the North Carolina statute will not hold up in court, for the same reason that Bunning ruled that Davis must issue licenses. Please watch my video chat with this longtime legislator, and consider his role - and ours - in this new, rapidly changing world of ours. Reuters - The Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges on Tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in apparent defiance of the U. While all 17 Republican presidential contenders are opposed to same-sex marriage, not all of them embraced Davis. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Supreme Court agreed this year to take up the issue of whether states can ban gay marriage.
District Court judge, David Bunning, a former federal prosecutor who was appointed to the bench by President George W. I sat down with him to ask why he does it year after year - 24 of them so far. Even people who are not with us are not fired up about this. Some Republican presidential aspirants rushed to the defense of Davis, a Democrat, and other public employees who say sanctioning same-sex marriage undermines their religious freedom. He represents the 13th District, made up of Prince William and Loudon counties.