Gay couples issued marriage licenses in Alabama

Alabama began issuing marriage licenses today, February 9 and will become the 37th state to allow gay marriage.

A federal judge's order over-turned Alabama's gay marriage ban.

Those opposed of the gay marriage held rally's outside the state courthouse while others counter-protested.

The state's Chief Justice Roy Moore objected the new ruling and has been telling probate judges to refuse to issue same sex marriage licenses.

Executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union says the ACLU has established a hotline for people to report if they are refused a marriage license.