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A couple displaying their marriage license reacts after receiving flowers as they leave Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala. in this file photo taken on Feb. 9, 2015.

State court defies SCOTUS, halts gay marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court ordered all the state's probate judges late Tuesday to stop issuing marriages licenses to same-sex couples, the latest in a growing legal tussle playing out in Alabama over whether the decisions of federal justices trump those made by state judges. ...

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