Information for Alabama residents

Same sex couples in Alabama have several options for formalizing their relationships, but none allow recognition by the state thanks to a constitutional amendment passed in 2006 by 81% of voters.

Couples from Alabama can have a ceremony performed in this state, or another state, during which they commit their lives to one another.

Couples from Alabama can also get legally married in several states and the District of Columbia. Same sex marriages performed in other states are not recognized in Alabama, or by the Federal Government.

Why Marriage Matters Alabama recommends you contact county officials in the state where you plan to marry, for precise information. The links are for general information, and may or may not reflect information for each county.

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