An Alabama state senate committee approved a bill on Monday that would get the state’s probate judges out of the marriage license business.
Last week, we reported that 13 Alabama counties were still refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee on Monday approved the bill to do away with state-issued marriage licenses. Instead, spouses would file a signed marriage contract at probate offices. […]
Sen. Greg Albritton, the bill’s sponsor, says the bill could be a solution to lingering disputes over gay marriage.
Lawmakers are in special session to deal with a budget shortfall. Bills outside the governor’s call for a special session have a slimmer chance at passing because they require a two-thirds vote.
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