Marriage License Bill heads to Gov. Ivey’s desk


IN COURT. TIMOTHY JONES JUNIOR IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FIVE CHILDREN IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND DRIVING THEM AROUND FOR NINE DAYS BEFORE DUMPING THEM IN ALABAMA. A DOCTOR WHO TESTIFIED SAYS HE SAW EVIDENCE OF A SERIOUS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN SCANS OF JONES’ BRAIN. 3 THE STATE OF ALABAMA IS LOOKING TO GET OUT OF THE MARRIAGE LICENSE BUSINESS— A BILL THAT WOULD REPLACE THE LICENSE WITH A CERTIFICATE HAS PASSED BOTH CHAMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE, AND NOW HEADS TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK. OUR STATE CAPITOL BUREAU REPORTER RESHAD HUDSON HAS REACTION ON THE BILL… 3 RESHAD: THIS BILL PASSED THE SENATE 26 TO 0— LAWMAKERS THAT SUPPORT THE BILL SAY IT WOULD GET THE STATE OUT OF THE MARRIAGE BUSINESS. OPPONENTS SAY IT’S BORN OUT OF PREJUDICE. IT’S MEAN TO BE ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF ONES LIFE—–BUT A KEY COMPONENT OF MARRIAGE COULD SOON CHANGE. A BILL IN THE LEGISLATURE WOULD REPLACE THE MARRIAGE LICENSE WITH A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.Matt Simpson MobileTHIS BILL COMES AFTER A FEW PROBATE JUDGES FOR YEAR REFUSED TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSE FOLLOWING THE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS LEGALIZING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.Wess Allen TroyDURING HIS TIME AS PROBATE JUDGE— REP. WESS ALLEN STOPPED ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES ALL TOGETHER.Wess AllenREPRESENTATIVE NEIL RAFFERTY VOTED AGAINST THE BILL.Neil Rafferty Birmingham THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE OLD AND NEW ALABAMA MARRIAGE FORMS LOOK LIKE.RESHAD: THIS BILL NOW HEADS TO GOVERNOR’S DESK, WHERE I’M TOLD SHE WILL SIGN IT. REPORTING IN MONTGOMERY RESHAD HUDSON. 3 THE ALABAMA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS PASSED LEGISLATION ALLOWING MUGSHOTS OF PEOPLE CHARGED WITH SOLICITING PROSTITUTES TO BE PUBLISHED. IT WAS ONE OF

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