Petitions Against Marriage Equality Dismissed by Alabama Court

The Alabama Supreme Court has thrown out petitions from conservatives asking for enforcement of the state’s ban on marriages for same-sex couples.

The Associated Press said the order had the effect of “cutting off a conservative bid to prevent gay weddings in the state.” However, several of the court’s justices vigorously criticized a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last year that legalized marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.

One of those criticizing the nation’s highest court was Chief Justice Roy Moore, who called its ruling “immoral, unconstitutional and tyrannical.”

A Washington Post article said the state court “has been a high-profile holdout opposing same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay unions nationally.”