- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some Alabama counties have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

A supervisor in Mobile County’s probate court, Russ Davidson, said the court issued its first same-sex marriage license to two women Friday after months of refusing to sell marriage licenses to anyone.

The issuance came within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal across the United States.

Jefferson County was also ready to issue licenses to gay couples.

Other counties said they were studying the ruling. Pike County Probate County Judge Wes Allen said he was saddened by the ruling and would not issue licenses to anyone, gay or straight.

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