March 4, 2015

Media Desk, ACLU of Alabama, 334-420-1750,

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The following can be attributed to Susan Watson, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama regarding the Alabama Supreme Court order to probate judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses:

"The Alabama Supreme Court came to a decision on a question that no party presented to them. To that end, it is deeply disappointing that despite marriage equality being on the horizon for the whole nation, Alabama insists on being on the wrong side of history. But it should be understood that this is merely just a bump in the road to marriage equality and we are examining further options to quickly bring it to fruition in Alabama. Same-sex couples should rest assured that the ACLU of Alabama will continue to fight this battle until full marriage equality exists in Alabama."