A federal judge on Wednesday issued an order clarifying that her ruling striking down Alabama's gay marriage ban applies statewide.

U.S. District Judge Callie “Ginny” Granade declared unconstitutional a law and a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples in two separate rulings handed down only days apart. Both rulings take effect on Monday, February 9.

After issuing her first decision on Friday, the Alabama Probate Judges Association declared that its scope is limited to plaintiffs, a lesbian couple married in California who wish their marriage to be recognized by the state so that one of the women can legally adopt their son.

“There is nothing in the judge's order that requires probate judges in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” Al Agricola, attorney for the Alabama Probate Judges Association, told Birmingham ABC affiliate WBMA.

Plaintiffs asked Granade to respond.

“[I]f the stay is lifted, the Judgment in this case makes it clear that [the law and constitutional amendment] are unconstitutional because they violate the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Granade also highlighted U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle's recent ruling clarifying that his order striking down Florida's ban was not limited to plaintiffs because it voided the ban.

“The preliminary injunction now in effect thus does not require the Clerk to issue licenses to other applicants,” Hinkle wrote earlier this month. “But as set out in the order that announced issuance of the preliminary injunction, the Constitution requires the Clerk to issue such licenses.”

Shortly after Granade issued her clarifying order, Monroe County Probate Judge Greg Norris, president of the Probate Judges Association, said that the group will encourage its member to follow the law.

The state has asked the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to stay Granade's ruling as it pursues an appeal, but if history is a guide, the Eleventh Circuit, which recently denied a similar request in Florida's case, is not likely to stop the ruling from taking effect on February 9.