Pike County officials haven't issued marriage licenses in months, and today Probate Judge Wes Allen announced that his office is now permanently out of the marriage business.
"My office discontinued issuing marriage licenses in February and I have no plans to put Pike County back into the marriage business," Allen wrote in a statement. "The policy of my office regarding marriage is no different today than it was yesterday."
Geneva County Probate Judge Fred Hamic also said he intends to permanently close the marriage license bureau in his office, if his attorneys don't object.
Both judges cited Alabama Code Section 30-1-9: "Marriage licenses may be issued by the judges of probate of the several counties."
The law says "may" instead of "shall", Hamic said, which makes a big difference. He said the law permits probate judges to opt of of isuing marriage licenses.
All states should get out of the marriage business and pass the responsibility to the Federal government. Here's a thought, Only churches and the SCOTUS can hold ceremonies and issue licenses.
Makes sense to me.
Good for them. I think every state that has a law against gay marriage should quit issuing marriage licenses!!!
finally, judges with balls, how do you like that Obama.
he actually enjoys blackmailing Judges, ask Justice Roberts.
IMO: Imposing the issuance of marriage licenses and performing ceremony to the churches would be betrayal to biblical teachings; and same churches have already stated they will not comply and will go to jail if that's what happens.
States...(the voice of the Governors) should proclaim to stand on the 10th Amendment of U.S. Constitution which reads: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People".
Everyone should be calling their Governors Monday...and make their voices heard.
The deadly serpent seed will do anything to destroy a nation.
God formed the beginning of the family....man and woman. A civilized nation need the family unit to survive.
Until we as a nation turn back to God's Word, instructions, wisdom, the nation will continue to decline.
What are they going to do when these freaks take it to the next step and want to marry their pet or their daughter or son don't think these freaks of nature will stop with gay unions these Queers will keep on until they control all types of unions. The next for these dopes is to try to sue the churches for refusing to marry them
when moslems take over the homosexuals will be killed immediately because diaperheads don't care what a judge says about the issue!!!!!
THE METHOD OF MARRIAGE, PRACTICED BY CHURCHES, IS NOT BIBLICAL, IT IS DERIVED FROM PRACTICING "MAN'S TRADITIONS", BASED ON THEIR LOOSE "INTERPRETATION", OF THE INSTRUCTIONS, IN THE BIBLE. THEIR PRACTICES OF ISSUING A LICENSE, IS EXACTLY, AGAINST GOD'S TRUE METHOD OF MARRIAGE, AND MAKES THE STATE OF ISSUE, ALSO A PARTNER IN THE SO CALLED TRANSACTION. THEREFOR ANYONE MARRIED ACCORDING TO MAN'S TRADITION, IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF GOD'S WORD, AND IN HIS EYES, IS NOT MARRIED. TO FIND GOD'S METHOD OF MARRIAGE, READ GENISIS 24, THE LAST FEW VERSES OF THE CHAPTER, AND PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO VERSE 67, IT HOLDS THE KEY TO HAPPY MARRIAGES, AND GOD'S TYPE OF RESPONSIBILITY.