Alabama’s Chief Justice Just Spit On The Constitution: Reinstates Ban On Gay Marriage

One would think that to hold a position like Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court you would have to know a thing or two about the law. Justice Roy Moore, the same guy who lost a battle and his job over the statue of the Ten Commandments in the Alabama State House, is looking to once again defy the Supreme Court of the United States and the Constitution he is sworn to uphold and protect.

Moore sent word on Wednesday that the SCOTUS ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide doesn’t apply to Alabama. Citing the fact that the case was ruled on for other states — not Alabama — and how right Kim Davis was to refuse to do her job, Moore laid down the gantlet to his next impeachment.

Apparently Moore doesn’t quite understand how the judicial branch of the federal government works, nor does he understand the 14th Amendment. The gay marriage ruling was specifically intended to extend the rights of couples in one state to all states in the union.

Pesky little things like facts, procedure and protocol don’t matter to Moore, whose Administrative Order reads:

“Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act remain in full force and effect,”

Moore and other opponents of equality have said there is confusion about the actual meaning of the Supreme Court’s historic Obergefell v Hodges ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in every state in the union.¬†“Confusion and uncertainty exist among the probate judges of this state as to the effect of Obergefell¬†on the ‘existing orders,'” he wrote.

Those “existing orders,” essentially an archaic ban on a now-legal practice, were more than clarified when a federal judge ordered in July that the SCOTUS ruling was binding on all probate judges in Alabama. Judges from two counties have discontinued licensing for the time being, but could ultimately face the same fate as Kim Davis if they continue to violate a federal order.

Roy Moore told CNN that the vendetta he has against same-sex marriage isn’t a religious issue; it’s about the law. Roy Moore is full of crap. He is and always has been nothing but a southern crusader for Christianity.

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