A federal judge refuses to put an order striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages on hold. Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis now faces a federal declaration that the ban is unconstitutional — and an Alabama Supreme Court order that his office not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Prosecutors said Joyce Garrard was punishing the girl for lying about eating candy on the school bus. An Alabama jury convicted Garrard of capital murder, and her sentence will be formally declared in May.
Thousands of people gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the important civil rights event known as “Bloody Sunday.”
Takei tweeted a photo of himself and his husband “flipping off” the camera with their wedding rings. The actor urged others to do the same in response to the Alabama Supreme Court order that was issued on Tuesday night.
“Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the Alabama Supreme Court states, reaching its own conclusion about the constitutionality of the state’s marriage ban.
The attorney general suggested a nationwide hold on executions pending a Supreme Court review of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. Alabama, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee have halted executions recently over drug issues, and activists called for Oregon’s outgoing governor to take action on the issue as well.
Alabama Ethics Commission records show Apple hired lobbyist Jay Love, a former State House speaker who sponsored legislation praising a beauty pageant contestant for opposing same-sex marriage. Then, a source says, Apple terminated the contract.
Sureshbhai Patel, of India, was visiting family in Alabama when he was pushed to the ground by a police officer responding to a reported of a “suspicious” person. Gov. Robert Bentley later issued a letter of apology to the Indian government.
Marriage equality has “hit a critical mass,” the president says in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
When Tori Sisson and Shanté Wolfe first met on the floor of an apartment party, they had no way of knowing they were on their way to making history — together. Shanté Wolf shares her side of the story with BuzzFeed News.
An Alabama law passed in July allows attorneys to represent fetuses in court, and put pregnant minors on trial.
“Our job is to keep children safe,” the school’s assistant principal told BuzzFeed News.
Jackell Mitchell, 18, was shot Sunday morning multiple times in his off-campus apartment, police said. A suspect was arrested and charged Sunday evening.
Despite initial resistance, Apple gave its blessing to name an LGBT-rights bill after CEO Tim Cook, a local newspaper reports.
Rep. Patricia Todd called her bill to ban discrimination against LGBT employees the Tim Cook Economic Development Act. Update: Apple has issued a statement citing a “miscommunication.”
The #FindAMissingPerson hashtag was created to bring awareness to the thousands of people who go missing in the U.S. each year. We challenge you, the internet at large, to help find these 55 missing people.
Man’s best friend? More like THE man’s best friend.
Fight on and roll tide you crimson Aggies!
A powerful storm spawned tornadoes from Texas to Illinois, killing at least two people and injuring several others.
The era of state legislation targeting immigrants “has subsided,” advocates tell BuzzFeed News. The state agreed to settle the last lawsuit against HB 56, its notorious law punishing undocumented immigrants, last week.
She apparently “pointed it at another student and said ‘pew pew’”.
So… Katy Perry seems fun.
Investigators say the children’s father led officers to their bodies and “pretty much confessed.” Authorities told the Associated Press that Timothy Ray Jones Jr. would be charged with five counts of murder.
It’s more than a region, it’s a state of mind.
An Alabama man claims he went to the hospital for a circumcision procedure, but awoke to find his penis had been removed.
Feel the good vibrations!
But she’s also actually really adorable!
The governor of South Carolina signed into law Monday a medical marijuana bill, which will allow children with severe epilepsy to use cannabidiol oil (CBD), a nonpsychoactive marijuana derivative. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a similar bill into law on Friday.