An Alabama law and a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples have been struck down for a second time in less than a week, and by the same federal judge.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Callie “Ginny” Granade struck down the state's ban in a case seeking recognition of a lesbian couple's California marriage. She later put her ruling on hold for two weeks.

(Related: Alabama to appeal ruling striking down gay marriage ban.)

On Monday, Granade ruled in a similar case involving two men who wish to marry in Alabama.

“Although the Plaintiffs in this case seek to marry in Alabama, rather than have their marriage in another state recognized, the court adopts the reasoning expressed in the Searcy case and finds that Alabama's laws violate the Plaintiffs' rights for the same reasons,” she wrote.

Granade's rulings both take effect on February 9. The state has vowed to appeal Monday's case and is expected to seek an indefinite stay from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

Plaintiffs James Strawser, 51, and John Humphrey, 38, live in Mobile. Strawser moved from Columbus, Ohio to be with Humphrey in April or May of last year, the men told They represented themselves in the case.

Strawser, who said he had three failed marriages to women and two sons, one whom is currently estranged, said that he always thought he had the law on his side.

“I felt like we had just as much right to marry as anyone else,” he said.