Absolutely Loving applies here.
You may think marriage is only between two people of opposite sex. You are now wrong. The definition has changed in many countries and in many states.
You can't call same-sex marriage something "different" - that's the "separate but equal" theory which has been tossed out.
As someone else mentioned, contracts still have to follow the federal constitution. Real estate contracts that include clauses that you can't resell to blacks or chinese - those clauses aren't valid, no matter what you signed.
You don't like same sex marriage? don't have one.
What is causing issues right now is that a couple married in one state moves to another state -and suddenly they are no longer considered married. or they can't get a divorce since the state doesn't recognize the marriage. Or they can't adopt a child. That's just crazy.
And what happens when one member of a opposite-gender couple changes their gender? It was man/woman, now it's man/man or woman/woman. Are they still married? Are they forced to split up? Or conversely, if a woman changes her gender to a man, and then marries a woman - is it YOUR definition of marriage? or a same sex marriage? Remember the woman in Texas? her husband was a firefighter or police officer? he died in the line of duty. His parents demanded that they get his hazardous duty life insurance, saying that the couple was never really married because the woman was transgender. How awful.
All this stupidity is swept aside by having same sex marriage legal throughout the country.
Any rate, this is a bit off-topic re the justices in Alabama who are defying the federal court
as usual your post completely fails and facts win again
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
The feds are granted no authority here, it remains with the States and the people. Sorry, 14th doesn't even remotely apply.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Governor Bentley announced that "he" would not punish Probate Judges refusing the Federal Court order.
He cannot say "there will be no punishment", depending on how the contempt case(s) turn out - he has no control over penalties issued by a Federal court.
(Just pointing out the minor correction)