Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Good For Judge Roy Moore

Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order today saying that a ruling issued last March by the Alabama Supreme Court remains in effect and that probate judges "have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary" to Alabama's law and constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
In a four-page administrative order, Moore said the conflict between the state court ruling and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June has caused "confusion and uncertainty" among probate judges.
Moore said he issued the order today in his role as administrative head of the state court system. He quoted a state law that says the chief justice is empowered to "take affirmative and appropriate action to correct or alleviate any condition or situation adversely affecting the administration of justice within the state."
Moore wrote that since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that many Alabama probate judges are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while others are issuing licenses only to opposite-sex couples or not issuing licenses at all.
"This disparity affects the administration of justice in this state," he wrote.
My opinion always has been if a State wants gay marriage, then let them vote on it or have a legislator vote on it.  If it passes, great and if not, too bad.
And for those who say that gay marriage should be able to pass through State lines, then would you agree that other things should be able to pass across state lines... like concealed carry- everyone should have the same concealed laws throughout the country, just like Arizona and Texas.
And the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong:
10th Amendment
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Gay marriage is not in the Constitution, not even the 14th amendment.

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