are issued to the couple after the application is completed in the clerk's office.
It will be the first time that Davis, who is completing her first six-year term as county clerk, will face re-election since she refused to issue marriage licenses
to any couples, gay or straight, in a bid to prevent same-sex couples from marrying.
He has asked Judge Chris Green to recognise the union or issue a new marriage license
The case dates back to February 2015 when Austin residents Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were legally wed after obtaining a marriage license
from the Travis County clerk under direction from state District Judge David Wahlberg.
Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license
contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act remain in full force and effect," Moore wrote in the order.
A temporary policy limiting the number of official copies of marriage licenses
per customer had been enacted last August due to a statewide shortage in bonded paper and to ensure that the maximum number of constituents would be served.
When Kim Davis began refusing to issue marriage licenses
, both to same-sex and to opposite-sex couples, four couples represented by the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Davis (Miller v.
Davis' response was to turn away all couples seeking marriage licenses
from her office, gay and straight alike.
The four couples filed a motion in September saying that Davis violated court orders and expressed concerns over the altered marriage licenses
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis closed her office on Thursday while she and her staff appeared before US District Judge David Bunning over her refusal to issue any marriage licenses
under an office policy she created after the US Supreme Court in June made gay marriage legal across the United States.
But the legal situation in Kansas is complicated by a case Schmidt filed with the Kansas Supreme Court, which sided with Schmidt and blocked marriage licenses
for same-sex couples while his case is heard.
That Monday, Equality Kansas members began going to local county courthouses across the state, applying for marriage licenses
Reuters) - A left-leaning Colorado county defiantly issued marriage licenses
to gay couples on Thursday, emboldened by a landmark decision by a regional appeals court that found in favor of same-sex marriage in neighboring Utah.
Ashley Cavner (21) and Jessica Lee (19) were the first in line to get their marriage licenses
and the first to get married at midnight on Dec.
It is against the law to hold two marriage licenses
at a time.