Governor Bentley Releases Statement on 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision On Alabama’s Same Sex Marriage Ban

MONTGOMERY–Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday released a statement on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Tuesday to deny a stay of the U.S. District Court’s ruling on Friday, January 23, 2015, regarding Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Governor’s statement is below.

“I am disappointed by the 11th Circuit’s decision today.  The issue of same sex marriage is a complicated one that involves all levels of government. My request to the 11th Circuit was simply to ask that the stay be held until the Supreme Court can rule once and for all this year or pending the fully briefed 11th Circuit appeal of the issue.  I support the Attorney General’s decision to ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of the 11th Circuit’s decision.”