Ala Chief Justice Tells Judges: Refuse Gay Marriage Licenses - ABC News
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/us...test.html?_r=0Ala Chief Justice Tells Judges: Refuse Gay Marriage Licenses
Alabama appeared set within hours to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed, prompting one couple to pitch a tent outside a courthouse even as the state's chief justice made an 11th hour bid to keep the weddings on hold Monday.Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore sent a letter Sunday evening to probate judges ordering them to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses when the courts opened Monday morning. Moore wrote that the judges weren't bound by a federal judge's ruling Jan. 23 that the marriage ban was unconstitutional."Effective immediately, no probate judge of the state of Alabama nor any agent or employee of any Alabama probate judge shall issue or recognize a marriage license that is inconsistent with (the Alabama Constitution)," Moore wrote.
Susan Watson, executive director The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, called the move by the conservative chief justice "grandstanding" and predicted licenses would be issued shortly."We will see marriage equality in Alabama tomorrow. I don't think the probate judges in Alabama are going to defy a federal court judge's order," Watson said late Sunday. The 7th Circuit in September issued a unanimous ruling overturning the gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, legalizing gay marriage in those states.
Alabama's Top Judge: Same-Sex Marriage Is Illegal in State - NBC News
awwwwwww poor judge has his fweelings hwurt and thinks he has the power to disregard the fed and constitution . . .
Way to keep it classy Roy! lol
I hope he is removed from office and he is banned from every participating in government law again.