An Alabama Senate committee has approved a bill that seeks to get the state out of issuing marriage licenses.

According to the AP, the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee on Monday approved the bill.

Republican Representative Greg Albritton introduced his proposal before the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. It cleared the Senate but was shut down in the House.

He predicted at the time that without his legislation chaos would follow if the high court ruled that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Albritton's bill replaces the marriage license with a contract, effectively taking Alabama probate judges out of the wedding license business.

Last month, the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE), an LGBT rights group, said that thirteen Alabama counties have stopped issuing marriage licenses rather than serve gay and lesbian couples.