Gay Marriage Fight Stops Licenses In Eight Counties

Eight counties in Alabama — still not issuing marriage licenses to gay or straight couples.

Cleburne county one of them.

State law says that probate judge’s “mau” issue licenses, but they don’t have to. So when gay marriage was made legal — several counties got out of the marriage license business.

A gay rights group tells the Anniston Star they don’t plan to sue. They’ll just let voters — who get irritated about driving to other counties for marriage licenses — elect new judges in the future.