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February 3, 2015
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AG Luther Strange Asks U.S. Supreme Court
for Stay of Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Stay of Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a motion
asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the January 23, 2015, U.S. District Court ruling striking
down Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban. The move follows the 11th Circuit Court of
Appeals’ decision Tuesday not to grant a stay of the U.S. District Court’s ruling.
“I am disappointed in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court’s decision not to stay the federal
district court’s ruling. The confusion that has been created by the District Court’s ruling
could linger for months until the U.S. Supreme Court resolves this issue once and for all,”
said Attorney General Luther Strange.

“My office vigorously defended the constitutionality of Alabama’s marriage laws in
the Searcy and Strawser cases, and we have appealed the court’s orders in those cases.
Today, we filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the federal court’s decision
until the Supreme Court finally rules on the issue in June.”

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