Monday, October 03, 2016
AL SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IN HOT WATER (AGAIN)
The issue this time is AL clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
"The federal court decisions on same-sex marriage, including the ruling in June 2015 by the United States Supreme Court that it is a constitutional right, outraged him. In a 93-page concurrence to an Alabama Supreme Court decision on the matter earlier year, he condemned the gay rights movement as leading to a “wasteland of sexual anarchy” and wrote, in the context of the federal Supreme Court decision, of the “duty to disregard illegal orders.”
In Judge Moore’s view, the Supreme Court’s decision guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry was not binding on Alabama. Despite a Federal District Court’s order to the state’s probate judges,Despite a Federal District Court’s order to the state’s probate judges, Mr. Moore insisted that until a final ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court, the matter was still unresolved.
In January he issued his order to the probate judges, informing them that they had a “ministerial duty” to refuse licenses to same-sex couples until a state-level decision was handed down."
UPDATE, C.J. Moore suspended (again)