Justice’s gay marriage order halts licenses in parts of Alabama

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Roy Moore, forever known as Alabama's Ten Commandments judge, has been re-elected chief justice in a triumphant political resurrection after being ousted from that office nearly a decade ago. By Kim Chandler.

Roy Moore, forever known as Alabama's Ten Commandments judge, has been re-elected chief justice in a triumphant political resurrection after being ousted from that office nearly a decade ago. By Kim Chandler.

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Federal prosecutors said probate judges should issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but at least a couple stopped issuing them altogether.

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  • Larry

    In essence, some judges are using Moore’s illegal and unfounded ruling as an excuse to avoid compliance with the Supreme Court. There are others who have told Moore to stuff it and faced no consequences whatsoever. This is merely a ploy by elected judges of the state to curry favor with ultra-conservatives who want to prevent gay marriages by foul means. Kind of how the same state reacted when segregation was shot down by the Supreme Court.

  • Ben in oakland

    So now, some justices in Alabama are refusing to marry anyone. I’m sure they hope that heterosexuals, who now are experiencing a little bit of what we gay people experience, will blame gay people for the inconvenience, rather than religious bigotry and far- right idiocy.

    so, hello heterosexual people who thought they would be getting married today! Do you see how corrosive this bigotry is?

    We gay people are routinely blamed for some mythical attempt to mythically destroy hetero marriage. Meanwhile, of course, Moore is trying to stop people from getting married. So, who is it that is trying to destroy marriage?

  • G Key

    I believe the Golden Rule means respecting others’ personal boundaries, beliefs, belongings, bedrooms, bodies, and business — not to mention rights and equality — as I would have others respect my own.

    If I opposed a couple’s marriage, the question of whether to sign their license (or sell them flowers, or cater their party) would answer itself, because I would realize they are my rightful public customers, not my wrongful private subjects. As for morality, since they are my equals, and since their beliefs, values, etc., are their own, it would be immoral for me to to judge their lives or try to hold them to my own chosen moral principles.

    In other words, I see the “religious freedom” issue as a matter of trespass, not of faith.

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