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Alabama judge in ‘spiritual battle’ against gay marriage: ‘Once you redefine it, it has no definition’

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An Alabama probate judge explained this week that he had stopped issuing all marriage licenses after a federal judge legalized same-sex marriage because it was a “spiritual battle.”

After a Feb. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ordered Alabama officials not to discriminate against gay couples, Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen decided to stop issuing all marriage licenses.

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While speaking at the Pike County Republican Women’s meeting on Wednesday, Allen explained why he took the stand against marriage equality.

“We have a conflict of law,” he insisted. “If sexual complimentarity is eliminated as an essential attribute of marriage, then what principle limits marriage to monogamous couples only?”

“Once you redefine it, it has no definition,” Allen continued. “If we redefine marriage, nobody can fathom the ripple effects it is going to have through the law.”

The probate judge noted that his Christian faith was behind the decision to stop issuing marriage licenses.

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“I have recognized this as a spiritual battle from the very beginning,” he opined.

Allen recognized that the U.S. Supreme Court could eventually give full marriage rights to LGBT people, but he predicted that “it’s going to be okay.”

“I don’t know where it’s going, but we’ll see. I’m just one man, but together we can do a lot of things,” he said.

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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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