No Marriage Licenses Being Issued in Baldwin County

Marriage license won’t be issued to any couples — straight or gay — at Baldwin County’s Probate Office until Monday at the earliest.

After the U.S. Supreme Court issued it’s historic ruling to allow same-sex marriage in all fifty states,  Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell will spend the weekend reviewing the federal order and awaiting advice of his counsel.

News 5 is told Baldwin County Probate Court will remain closed until Monday morning.

Mobile County Probate Court opened around 11:00am on Friday, just over an hour after the federal ruling.  The first couple in line, a lesbian couple, successfully applied for a marriage license.

Probate Judges in counties across Alabama are still deciding on whether to follow the Supreme Court’s decision.

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