Monday, June 29, 2015

Roy Moore orders Alabama judges to not issue Same-Sex Marriage licenses for 25 Days

Just when you thought Roy Moore was down, he quickly popped up with new mess to share. He's stalling marriage equality in the Alabama for 25 days.

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Moore said his view of the order is that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday ending the gay marriage order is stalled in Alabama.

Seven of the nine justices concurred with the order. Only Moore and Supreme Court Justice Greg Shaw joined Moore did not sign on.

"I am not real clear what it's saying .. it's very unclear," Jefferson County Probate Judge Sherri Friday said. At this moment, they are still issuing licenses to same-sex couples as her attorneys review the order.

Part of the order, Friday said, states parts of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that were appealable for rehearing.

The order stems another issued by the state supreme court in March.

"As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for 'marriage' between only one man and one woman," the order issued in March stated. "Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty."

That order, called a writ of mandamus, had been requested by the Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program in February.
You can read the ruling after the jump

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

Roy? Honey? You lost. Now sit down for a while and keep your mouth shut.

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