Supporters Rally for School Choice As Alabama Waits for AAA Ruling

Supporters Rally for School Choice As Alabama Waits for AAA Ruling

As the state legislature prepares to take up the subject of charter schools and the state supreme court readies a ruling on the controversial Alabama Accountability Act, thousands are expected to gather in Montgomery on Wednesday to rally for expanded school choice.

Alabama Appeals Same-Sex Ruling

Alabama Appeals Same-Sex Ruling

The state of Alabama is appealing a federal judge's order overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Attorney General Luther Strange's office filed notice Monday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying it would challenge Friday's ruling by a district court judge in Mobile.

Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores

Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores

School test results have been in the news across Alabama lately, often next to words like "sobering" and "not on track." So what's going on? WBHM's News Director Rachel Osier Lindley sits down with education reporter Dan Carsen to shed light on a complex and heated issue. Carsen just returned from a conference put on by NPR's Ed Team, and part of that "Ed Summit" dealt with testing. Perfect timing for a while-the-iron-is-hot interview.

Federal Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Federal Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Alabama same-sex couples who hoped to get marriage licenses today will have to wait a few more weeks to see if the state will legally recognize their relationships. A federal judge put a two-week hold on her decision striking down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. WBHM's Rachel Osier Lindley spoke to Andrew Yeager about what happened over the weekend and what might happen next.

Same-Sex Couple In Birmingham Denied Marriage License

Same-Sex Couple In Birmingham Denied Marriage License

Greg Mullins and Josh Laning went to the Jefferson County Courthouse to apply for a marriage license today, despite the two-week stay on a Friday decision striking down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban. They have been thinking about getting married for years, but they never believed it would be possible in Alabama.

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