ALABAMA: Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction Barring State From Enforcing Gay Marriage Ban

Roy Moore can suck it. reports:

A federal judge, citing the unwillingness of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and others to go along with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year making same-sex marriage legal nationwide, this week entered a permanent injunction barring state officials from enforcing laws banning gay marriage.

U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade, who is based in Mobile, issued the permanent injunction Tuesday in the case of Strawser v. Alabama, one of the lawsuits filed by same-sex couples around the state seeking marriage equality.

The permanent injunction binds all Alabama probate judges and others “who would seek to enforce the marriage laws of Alabama that prohibit or fail to recognize same-sex marriage.”

Scott McCoy, senior staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a statement Wednesday regarding Granade’s order.

“This judgment makes permanent what most people have known all along – Alabama state officials must abide by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage,” McCoy stated. “State officials may not refuse to recognize the legal right of a same-sex couple to marry. This is the law of the land despite Roy Moore’s or the Alabama Supreme Court’s personal beliefs to the contrary.”

Also yesterday Moore was granted a two week delay in responding to the judicial ethics charges filed last month following a complaint from the SPLC. (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

  • Gustav2

    And Judge Moore & Co didn’t see this coming.

    • Reality.Bites

      Goin’ through life with blinders on, it’s tough to see.

    • j.martindale

      Blinded by their hate.

    • Ernest Endevor

      I’m sure this is what he wants. Because run for governor.

      • abel

        Yes, he’s gonna run for governor! You’d better believe it. And, as I’ve said before, if the good people of Alabama actually fail in their sacred duty to elect him, why, he’ll just DECLARE himself governor, because, you know, God’s will be done!

        • Librarykid

          I’m always surprised at the number of interpretation of God’s will.

      • Jay George

        Someone has started a website called Roy Moore for Governor and when you visit, it’s all the asshole moves he’s made as Chief Justice. πŸ™‚

    • Rex

      He was so deep in the hole he dug he couldn’t see anything.

    • D. J.

      & Co…..You mean Mat Staver, right?

      • Gustav2

        Well, and his wife in her salary making ‘charity’ too.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    We will drag Alabama kicking and screaming into the 19th Century if it kills us. By 2590 I figure they should be where we are today.

    • MB

      Have you sent a congratulatory tweet to Judge Moore yet ???

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I wish!!! He’s not on Twitter.

        • abel

          Hell, he probably only has a mimeograph machine.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            I imagine he sounds like Mr. Burns as he gets ready to ride to work, You there, fill it up with petroleum distillate, and re-vulcanize my tires, post-haste. I’m sure the manual will indicate which lever is the velocitator and which is the deceleratrix.

          • DJ John Bear

            O/T: Mimeograph worksheets did have that wonderful smell

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Please pass the quiz back after smelling it. LOL.

          • DJ John Bear

            Here ya go…

          • Librarykid

            We pickled our livers and brains with that alcohol (duplicator fluid, I believe it was called).

          • David in Tucson

            Ah, the long-ago technology of ditto machines! The purple masters! The alcohol fluid! Xeroxing what I had just typed so that it would work with the thermal masters! Collating! Stapling!

          • AANR_Naturist

            I don’t think that in the 1960s we ever thought to drink the stuff.

          • Librarykid

            We inhaled the vapors; that’s enough.

          • AANR_Naturist

            I always worried that I was the only one to do that!

          • Snarkaholic

            …that he still hasn’t figured out how to use (damned technology)!

          • glass

            He only uses a quill and parchment. All machines are of the devil.

          • Charles M Taylor

            I didn’t think he was that sophisticated. He strikes me as the sort to beat on things with rocks and fling poop.

          • Jay George

            The state of Alabama can’t afford computers. They’re funds are used for paying off bigotry lawsuits.

        • Jerry

          Telegram might work.

    • fierce_urgency_of_whenever

      You’re an optimist.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        Ya beat me to it…

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    • dalibby

      Alabama is stuck in the 19th century. That’s the problem. The trick is pulling them out of the 19th century.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Exaggeration is a comedic device.

        • Robincho

          And if you’ve said that once, you’ve said it AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND TIMES… πŸ˜‰

          • Rebecca Gardner

            MILLIONS EVEN! LOL!!!!!!!!

    • Christopher Smith

      Texas, however, is a lost cause.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • delk

    I wonder how much money they have pissed away on this tantrum?

  • bkmn

    Judicial misconduct should be grounds for disbarment.

    • Thorn Spike

      As should judicial “reasoning” based on religious ideology.

  • BearEyes

    Judge Granade has been more than patient and generous with AL. This was long overdue though.

    • Just Us, Alabama

      Too patient. Moore and any other state official who impeded recognition of marriages should do some prison time and be enjoined from holding public office for 10 years.

  • kelven

    Two weeks won’t help you avoid the woodshed, Roy.

  • Sk3ptic

    Perhaps this will be the last straw for Judge Roy Moore and he’ll finally blow that cerebral aneurysm.

    • abel

      From your lips to FSM’s ears!

    • CA2016

      Sadly, I doubt it. Moore will (re-)martyr himself on that cross he carries around with him.

    • Todd20036

      Don’t you need a brain for that?

    • OdieDenCO

      I wish Roy- boy a long life on the sidelines watching as the world changes and all things encompassed by his hate and bigotry become societal norms

    • Jerry

      He just had to pull the pin on that granade…er grenade.

  • MB

    You can hear the cries about unelected black-robed liberal lawyers and see the flood waters from the sea of delicious tears of SADZ all the way from here in Albakoikee.
    Sah-weet !€!€! 😁

    • lukefromcanada

      the tears mix reall well with rum or apple juice

      • abel

        Or even taken (you should pardon the expression) straight!

        • Octavio

          Cherimoya Coctail*
          In a tumbler glass mix:
          6 oz Fresh squeezed apple juice
          1/2 juice of one lemon
          0.5 oz o Creme de cassis
          Tequila to taste
          Mix with lots of ice.

          *Note: no cherimoyas are harmed making this drink.

          • agcons

            Clearly you have no regard whatever for those poor blackcurrants, though.

          • Octavio

            Bah. The only other use for Creme de Cassis is to pour it over pancakes.

  • Todd

    Moore, Moore, Moore …. How do you like it ? How do you like it ??

  • JT

    Send in the National Guard to enforce it.

    • geoffalnutt

      And a gay men’s choir or three!!

  • Mark McGovern

    What are you doing Alabama?
    You got the rest of the union
    to help you along
    What’s going wrong?

  • Tigernan Quinn

    So a state judge needed to make a statement that the state can never defy a federal, Constitutional law? What in the complete fuck?

    • So this was not from a state judge but a federal judge. A U.S. District Judge to be exact. And Roy Moore and co likes to claim that the SCOTUS ruling did not apply to them and thus the state law was still active to which the U.S. District Judge just said, um yes it does apply to you and so no, your state law is not still usable and BTW i am banning you from using it just so there is no confusion on the matter. Just adding another layer of enforcement on what was already the case.

  • ceeenbee

    Granade? That sounds “Mexican” to me. Do we really need to listen?


    • MrSkippy

      And female from the sounds of it. You know she’s biased. You know she can’t be fair. I’m being treated ba… oh… what? This isn’t about me? How’s that possible? – Donald Trump

    • Robincho

      I love the image of Moore noticing that a grenade has just rolled under his desk. And oops, someone named Callie seems to have pulled the pin out…

  • WebSlinger
  • Irishsupporter

    My comment:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha suck it ‘judge’ Moore & all other haters!!

  • WebSlinger
  • fierce_urgency_of_whenever


  • WeRTheSquirrels

    Can the court issue a permanent injunction barring Alabama?

    • TrollopeReader

      I hope so!

    • TrollopeReader

      Brian Brown “Just getting ready to run the marathon”?

  • Rex

    So now that this is settled maybe Alabama can start doing something that will actually help their citizens.

    • abel

      I’m sure His Dishonor will announce any minute now that he’s only JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT! Katie, bar the door!

      • nocadrummer

        Oh, I see… runnin’ away are you?

        • Jay George

          He’s probably calling an emergency prayer meeting as we speak.

  • well there goes Roy Moore’s contention that the ruling did not apply to Alabama, now he has a federal court ruling that very clearly does apply to Alabama. no way to wiggle out of that, but of course he had no wiggle room before either and he still tried to make crap up.

    • nocadrummer

      It STILL doesn’t. That’s a FEDERAL judge that issued the order, not a STATE judge, and according to Moore, the Federal Government has no jurisdiction over State affairs.

  • Todd20036

    And this schmuck could be Trump’s SCOTUS pick. Seriously.

    • GayOldLady

      He would never make it through the confirmation process!!!

  • dcurlee

    Now to just get the ass permanently removed from the bench and disbarred

  • I kinda wish Roy Moore was not suspended right now so we could see what nonsense he would come up with to explain why this ruling does not apply either. His big thing was that the ruling did not apply to Alabama but this one does so he would have to revert to the absurd argument that only SCOTUS can overrule him.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    But, but, but…that only applies to the couples who filed the lawsuits, correct?

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Gotta love the Supremacy Clause.

    • TrollopeReader

      Not the Soth’ners, it appears …. πŸ™‚

    • UrsusArctos

      Ol’ Roy prefers the “White Male Supremacy”clause.

  • GayOldLady

    Poor Roy!!! He not only has been forced to LIVE WITH MARRIAGE EQUALITY, he’ll be forced to live with the first WOMAN POTUS in U.S. History. All that in less than 18 months. Culture shock.

  • Map

    There is a great disco song form 1976 More,More More by the Andrea True Collection. It would be a perfect video montage for Roy Moore.
    ” ohhhhhh how do you like out love? More,more more. How do you like it how do you like it?

    • Gianni

      I remember the song. Very appropriate. Would be terrific to see him appear in public and someone with a boombox starts playing that for him. I’m laughing at the picture.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Well, sounds like federal Judge Granade, just tossed a well-deserved grenade straight up ol’ Roy’s irritable tailpipe.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    In other words: FUCK YOU MOORE!

  • Duane Dimitrov

    Poor Roy Moore, he must be so sad and feel SO oppressed today.

  • StraightGrandmother

    I agree with Joe, suck it Roy!

  • 1Truth1

    Eat doody Roy.

  • coram nobis

    Well, that’s about it. If Moore et al, or the state of Alabama, is so damn-fool as to appeal to appellate level, they’ll get a decision — even from a circuit as conservative as the 11th — that will read something like this in its entirety.
    – – –
    If the Plaintiffs had attended law school, they will learn that a U.S. Supreme Court decision is binding, and under the principles of stare decisis and res judicata the Court is not apt to revisit it. The states are bound to comply with same sex marriage as set forth in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___, 135 S. Ct. 2584; 192 L. Ed. 2d 609 (2015), passim.

    Federal District Court’s ruling and mandamus are UPHELD and the Plaintiffs can go sit on a writ. It is so ordered.

  • Ninja0980

    Should have been done a long, long time ago.

  • SFBruce

    I don’t know why he needs the extra time. His defense, as always, will be some version of I speak for God, and the JIC has no authority to say otherwise. Moore actually requested an indefinite extension. Liberty Counsel has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a preliminary injunction against the JIC, claiming Moore should be immediately reinstated and that the only body which has jurisdiction to overturn an Administrative Order by Moore is the Alabama Supreme Court. I don’t see how that can possibly fly, since it argues, ridiculously, that Moore can do anything he damn well pleases, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

  • D. J.

    Now, if someone will declare Roy Moore criminally insane, things will be decidedly on the right track.

  • Robert Conner

    Federal judge tells JustUs Roy Moore to eat shit on a dry biscuit.

  • Jay George

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Justandra

    Blah blah blah, start locking bitches up with no bail. You will see how fast their will settle down.

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