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Same-sex couples received marriages licenses in Alabama on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block them, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reported that Jefferson County probate judge Alan King issued the several licenses this morning.

The marriages went ahead despite a controversial order from Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore demanding that probate judges not issue licenses. Moore's edict defied a federal court decision in January that knocked down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban.


But not every jurisdiction was handing out marriage licenses on Monday, the first day the federal court order is in effect.

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