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Alabama Set to Become 37th State Where Same-Sex Couples Can Legally Marry

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The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't ruled on Alabama's request to stay the decision, hours before courthouses were to open.

Same-sex marriage supporters hold a counter rally across the street from the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage rally at the State Capitol Building in Montgomery, Ala. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (Image source: AP/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is set Monday to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed.

An order by a federal judge that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage is to take effect Monday. The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't ruled on Alabama's request to stay the decision, hours before courthouses were to open.

Tori Sisson, 24, and Shante Wolfe, 21, of Tuskegee, camped outside the Montgomery courthouse Sunday night in the hopes of being the first couple to get a wedding license. They say they hope to have a wedding later Monday.

At least two probate judges have indicated they'll refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The American Civil Liberties Union set up a hotline for people to report if they are refused a license.

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