Mobile, AL (WALA) -- FOX10 News is investigating how much of your tax dollars is being spent to try to block same-sex marriage in Mobile County.
According to a county spokeswoman, Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis has spent $204,451.03 to fight a gay marriage ruling since a federal judge in Mobile County issued a ruling allowing the practice back in January.
The spokeswoman said $25,340.00 was paid to Lee L. Hale, while Davis paid $102,767.53 to the law firm of Satterwhite, Druhan, and $76,343.50 to the Boardman, Carr Law Firm.
U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ruled Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional on January 23.
After the federal order was supposed to take effect in February, Probate Judge Davis kept his office closed to all couples for several days, until the same federal judge issued a ruling specifically for Judge Davis to allow gay couples to be married in Mobile County.
Then, Davis closed his office again after the Alabama Supreme Court ordered he do so.
Since then, Davis has fought other suits against same-sex couples attempting to force him to open his doors.
But, a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Friday legalized gay marriage across all 50 states.
So, Davis's doors are now open, and all other suits against him have been dropped.
Judge Davis would not comment to FOX10 News about these expenses.
FOX10 News also reached out to Davis's Chief of Staff, Mark Erwin, for a comment, but he said he was not authorized to speak on the matter. David Kennedy, an attorney representing same-sex couples in Mobile County, told FOX10 News the expenses were "unbelievable."
"As a resident of Mobile, it saddens me that our limited resources were spent on this fight," said Kennedy.