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Groups wait for SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Any day now the nation can expect a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether gay marriage is constitutional. Alabama groups on opposite sides of the issue are anxiously waiting for that ruling to come down. 
 
In May, U.S. District Judge Callie Grenade reaffirmed her original ruling from earlier this year, that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge also issued a stay on her newest ruling until the SCOTUS decision is announced.
 
For individuals like Kyle Pugh, who is part of the organization Central Alabama Pride, a group that supports equality, the ruling could directly impact his marriage to his partner. The two married in an Alabama courthouse in February.

Pugh said in his eyes he is married no matter what the courts say. What that being said, he also realizes the potential significance the SCOTUS ruling could have on his marriage and so many others.

He remains optimistic about the outcome.

"When a ruling like that comes out, it changes the minds of people who were maybe on the fence. All the latest polls that keep coming out show more and more support for marriage equality and even here in Alabama," explained Pugh. 

He and his partner are waiting on the ruling to have a marriage ceremony.

Tom Ford is with Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, a Christian group that supports marriage being between one man and one woman. He said the ruling will not change his group's view on how marriage is defined. He also maintains optimism about the impending decision.  

"We will see that they will rule in favor that marriage is between one man and one woman, if they rule in favor of the law, what the law actually says, they will also rule that way," explained Ford.

Sanctity of Marriage Alabama will hold an Alabama For Marriage Rally at the state's capitol on Saturday, June 6.  Meanwhile, Central Alabama Pride is celebrating the 37th annual Pride Week.
 
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