It may widely be held that since last year's U.S. Supreme court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple is unconstitutional, but the chief justice in Alabama is ordering the practice be put on hold due to what he terms as outstanding legality issues.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

Probate courts in Alabama are again under order not to issue marriage licenses to couples of the same-sex, as yet another case is being deliberated by the state's highest court. Chief Justice Roy Moore says last year's supreme court ruling may not hold in Alabama...

(Moore) "I'm simply stating that there is an issue before the Alabama Supreme Court which they are deliberating on which will clarify this situation."

Moore's critics says its blatantly defiant of the U.S. Supreme Court. In Mobile, the court has already suspended issuing licenses to any couple, regardless of gender.

Eben Brown, FOX News.