Out of 67 Alabama counties, 9 will issue same-sex marriage licenses to couples. This was in accordance with a federal judge ruling. Probate judges in large counties such as the Madison, Montgomery, Jefferson, Fayette, Chilton, Etowah, Coffee, Crenshaw, and Lowndes are prepared for gay or straight marriage licenses.
Probate judges in the other 12 counties have decided to follow the ruling issued by Roy Moore, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice on Sunday, which is to do otherwise. The majority of probate judges in most Alabama counties has stopped issuing such licenses; however, they took applications from the probable couple as they await legal clarification.