Alabama won't recognize gay marriage, attorney general states
November 19 2003 1:00 AM ET
Alabama will not recognize same-sex marriages from Massachusetts even if that state's lawmakers provide for gay nuptials, Alabama attorney general Bill Pryor said Tuesday. Pryor spoke out after Massachusetts's highest court ruled 4-3 Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Pryor said Alabama law defines marriage as the "unique relationship between a man and a woman" and that Alabama law does not allow members of the same sex to marry. "Under the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the Alabama Marriage Protection Act, the state of Alabama is not required to and will not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions from other states," the Republican attorney general said.
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