Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday said state probate judges remain under a court order to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples even though a US. Supreme Court decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage more than six months ago.
In recordings obtained by The Guardian, an Alabama officer named Troy Middlebrooks is allegedly heard proposing to kill an African-American man and was also planning to concoct a story of self-defense to cover himself.
On this day 60 years ago, the late Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, which led to a year-long boycott of the system by African-American citizens in Alabama's capitol. President Obama said Parks, who is considered the mother of the civil rights movement, "changed America."