In a 69-25 vote, Alabama lawmakers approved a bill intended to make sure no judge, minister, or church is 'forced' to recognize or perform same-sex marriages.
It's been a long journey of resistance and struggle for Rev. Maurice Blanchard and his husband.
Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law tonight; meanwhile, the state will allow some public employees to opt out of performing same-sex weddings.
It was sweet revenge, or at least sweet payback, to counter an anti-marriage equality event.
Craig James wonders if sports teams' endorsement of equal marriage rights will silence players with opposing views.
The lawmaker behind the bill says some public officials are uncomfortable with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, so he wants to take them out of the process.