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Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:02 GMT
Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:19:27 GMT
A Megabus traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans encountered a mechanical issue and had to stop near Tuskegee Thursday afternoon. Associate Director of Corporate Affairs Sean Hughes says the driver pulledMore >>
Megabus passengers were temporarily stranded in Tuskegee Thursday afternoon after the bus they were traveling in encountered a mechanical issue. This is the third bus to break down in central Alabama this month. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:30 GMT
At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving.More >>
At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:55:14 GMT
The alleged murder weapon (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Dallas County officials are confirming the arrest of a family member in connection to a homicide.Eddie Mixon, 58, is charged with murdering his own brother, 53-year-old Stanley Mixon.Mixon is being heldMore >>
It's the first murder for Dallas County this year, and this one allegedly involves a man fatally shooting his younger brother.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
A new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alabama's ban on recognition of same-sex marriages from other states is being filed in U.S. District Court in north Alabama.
The suit names Governor Robert Bentley, Attorney General Luther Strange, Commissioner of Revenue Julie Magee and Director of Alabama Department of Public Safety Hugh McCall, in their official capacities, as plaintiffs in the case.
The suit is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Birmingham residents April and Ginger Aaron-Brush. The couple was legally married in Massachusetts in 2012 but argues that Alabama's law, which does not recognize their marriage as valid, violates their civil rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The women say they're being discriminated against in multiple ways. One works for the Social Security Administration, and as a federal employee has access to all employee benefits of a married couple. The other works as a teacher in an Alabama public school, which as an entity of the state does not recognize her marriage and does not give access to the same benefits of heterosexual marriages.
The couple also raises the issues dealing with adoption and filing of tax returns as a married couple in their lawsuit.
Multiple legal fights are occurring across the nation as federal judges continue to strike down state bans on gay marriage. Some states have won stays on the ban pending appeal while others have been refused such stays, meaning the U.S. Supreme Court may ultimately have to rule on the issue.