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(AP) The Alabama Supreme Court is asking parties to weigh in on the impact of the landmark ruling giving gay and lesbian people the right to marry nationwide.

State justices on Monday directed parties to file motions by July 6 on how the decision impacts the state court's March order to probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

The Monday order did not give directions to probate judges.

Susan Watson, the head of the ACLU of Alabama, calls the order a stalling tactic. She says probate judges could face sanctions if they refuse the licenses.

The chief of staff for Chief Justice Roy Moore said the chief justice has said the order speaks for itself, but is not offering an interpretation. Moore is recused from the Alabama case.