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Court Dismisses Anti-Gay Union Petitions

Alabama’s Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions that opposed same-sex marriage. The move is notable as Alabama’s high court is a notable holdout opposing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage. The ruling dismisses all pending motions and petitions, which were filed by conservative groups who want the state’s ban on gay marriage enforced. However, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore wrote in his 94-page concurring opinion that previous state orders barring gay marriage are valid under the U.S. constitution.