A year after she rejected a request to divorce from two women who were legally married in Iowa, an Alabama judge this week allowed the pair to end their marriage.

Madison County Circuit Judge Karen Hall on Thursday granted a divorce sought by Shrie Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond.

The women married in Dubuque, Iowa in 2012, roughly three years after Iowa legalized marriage for gay couples.

Citing “incompatibility of temperament,” they asked for the divorce on February 9, the day a federal judge struck down the state's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples. A conflicting ruling by the state's highest court has since put such unions on hold in Alabama.

Sarah Warbelow, legal director for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, applauded the ruling.

“The [Alabama] court is absolutely correct in determining it is bound by the federal decision,” Warbelow told the AP.