Officials in Mobile County, Alabama on Friday resumed issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

County officials on Wednesday stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples after Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order which said that probate judges have a “ministerial duty” not to issue such licenses to gay couples.

“Marriage license office in Mobile, Alabama is back open! Congrats to the happy couple, Debbie and Claire. #LoveWins,” the Campaign for Southern Equality tweeted along with a photo of the two women applying for a license.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized Moore's order as “unconstitutional” and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed an ethics complaint against Moore, asking for his removal from the bench.

Federal prosecutors also weighed in, saying that Alabama probate judges should obey the high court's ruling.

Two other counties which had also suspended marriage license operations – Madison and Lawrence – resumed Thursday.

In an interview with the AP, Moore denied that he is defying the Supreme Court's June ruling that found gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, claiming that his order was an attempt to clarify confusion between conflicting orders between state and federal courts.