In the state of Alabama, such a stunning panorama
As we witnessed wedding glamour like we’d never seen before
With their friends and families cheering, because love was persevering,
All despite the interfering of a certain Justice Moore
(He who put the Ten Commandments in his courthouse heretofore)
Most were happy… Never Moore.
He had claimed that his intrusion was to quiet the confusion;
With the Governor’s collusion, they were settling a score:
The majority had voted! Homophobia well noted,
“With this ruling”, Moore had gloated, “I’ll stop something I abhor!”
(Treating everybody equally, he truly did abhor)
Some are thoughtful… Never Moore.
But today the bells are chiming (and the Cuttlefish are rhyming)
So it’s less than perfect timing? It’s a win, we can’t ignore!
And it’s time for celebration in our quickly-freeing nation
And with bonus consternation for the bigot Justice Moore
(He’ll become the stuff of legend—how his name will grow in lore!)
Some did right… but never Moore!
The Bad News? Alabama Chief Justice Roy “Ten Commandments” Moore has ordered state probate judges to neither issue nor recognize marriage licenses for same sex couples. The Good News? They are ignoring him, and couples started getting married today (Oh, there’s also a poll at that link).
Some probate judges in the area have not been issuing licenses, but have been issuing applications, after Judge Roy Moore’s ruling came out Sunday evening.
However, the Madison County Probate Office issued 60 marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday. As of 2 p.m. 29 of those couples got married in Big Spring Park.
As many as one out of three same-sex couples who married in Huntsville Monday had been refused an application or license in other counties.