Would a Ban on Marriage Licenses Fix the Same-Sex Marriage Problem?

The state of Alabama recently passed a law effectively repealing marriage licenses. According to the bill, the state would view marriages as contracts, but would have no control or authority on the question of marriage, as such: In an effort to resolve the issue in advance of a potential future in which same-sex marriages may be declared legal once again, Senate Bill 377 would remove the requirement that couples obtain a license from a probate judge and replace it instead with a contract process Read more […]