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.

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.

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 In Alabama Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Federal Judge In Alabama Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Alabama has become the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled Friday in favor of two Mobile women who sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their marriage performed in California. Alabama's Attorney General's Office has asked the judge to put a stay on the ruling.

John Archibald: Birmingham to Host 2021 World Games

John Archibald: Birmingham to Host 2021 World Games

Birmingham leaders are celebrating today's announcement the city has won the chance to host the 2021 World Games. It's an international competition of non-Olympic sports. Birmingham beat Lima, Peru, and Ufa, Russia, to capture the games. City officials are not only talking about history and civic pride but economic impact as well. We hear reaction from Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald.

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