February 9, 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:

"Judge Roy Moore has no authority to trump a federal court’s decision. By issuing his “order”, he has done nothing but create confusion among the different probate offices across the state. Whereas some counties are issuing licenses to same-sex couples, there are many who aren’t. Unfortunately, we have received a number of complaints to that effect.

"But today is still a victorious day because love has triumphed and same-sex marriage IS legal in Alabama. Dreams have come true today, love stories expanded upon…and THAT is something to celebrate fully and joyfully.

"To that end we respectfully ask probate offices to adhere to the federal ruling. In fact, they have sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution which trumps state law in this matter."