Alabama Baptists Seek Amendment

Baptist delegates are meeting in Mobile for the annual Alabama Baptist State Convention. The convention passed a resolution seeking a constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriages.

The resolution comes on the same day the Massachusetts Supreme Court overturned a state ban on same-sex marriages.

The justices say the state's constitution guarantees gays the right to marry.

The Baptists' resolution did not mention the Massachusetts ruling specifically. But it noted that some states' legalizing same-sex unions could lead to other states having to recognize them.

Attorney General Bill Pryor said Tuesday that Alabama won't recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

Delegates also passed resolutions supporting ministers who also hold another job, reaffirming the church's opposition to legalized gambling, and thanking the federal government for passing a ban on certain late-term abortions often called "partial-birth'' abortions.


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