AG Luther Strange asks Supreme Court for stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Luther Strange

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — On Tuesday the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ order cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin next week in Alabama. Now Alabama’s Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the January 23, 2015, U.S. District Court ruling striking down Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban.

“I am disappointed in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court’s decision not to stay the federal district court’s ruling.  The confusion that has been created by the District Court’s ruling could linger for months until the U.S. Supreme Court resolves this issue once and for all,” said Attorney General Luther Strange in a statement released by his office Tuesday morning after the ruling.

“My office vigorously defended the constitutionality of Alabama’s marriage laws in the Searcy and Strawser cases, and we have appealed the court’s orders in those cases. Today, we filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the federal court’s decision until the Supreme Court finally rules on the issue in June.”

For more on same-sex marriage in Alabama click here.

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