Tag Archives: Roy Moore

C-SPAN: Brian Brown Vs Lambda Legal

Brian Brown appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to debate Lambda Legal litigation director Susan Sommer. As you’d expect, much of the discussion centered on Alabama and Roy Moore. Brown says that it’s “absurd” to believe that the 14th Amendment creates the right to marry “out of thin air.” Also: polygamy! The clip is not embeddable and can been …

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Southern Baptists Leader Russell Moore: Officials Who Won’t Comply With Marriage Laws Should Seek Other Employment

Via the Tennessean: The Southern Baptist Convention’s top policy official has a message for Alabama Christians wringing their hands over legal same-sex marriage. It was unavoidable, and accepting it doesn’t mean you’re conceding defeat. Not accepting it means you need to reexamine your faith. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, opened the floor …

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ALABAMA: And More Counties Relent

As of mid-day yesterday at least 51 of Alabama’s 67 counties had begun issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Seven of the holdout counties are issuing licenses to opposite sex couples only and the rest are not issuing licenses at all. About half of the counties now obeying the law began doing so after federal Judge Ginny Granade’s Thursday order against Mobile …

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From Alabama’s Largest Newspaper

The Birmingham News has been absolutely relentless in their supportive coverage of Alabama’s marriage battle and one of the stars of that coverage has been cartoonist JD Crowe. Hit the link for a slideshow of Crowe’s work about Judge Roy Moore.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Battles Judge Roy Moore In Blistering 25-Minute Interview

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was interviewed this morning by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who attacked Moore relentlessly over his position on same-sex marriage. While some of the interview devolved into back-and-forth bickering, Cuomo landed blow after blow, at one point telling Moore that he was merely spewing “word salad.” For his part, Moore repeatedly demanded that Cuomo say …

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ALABAMA: State Supreme Court Punts On Request To Clarify Roy Moore’s Order

Via AL.com: The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a request by Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis to clarify Chief Justice Roy Moore’s order instructing probate judges to ignore a federal court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. The justices wrote that they do not have the authority to address the question. Mark Erwin, the chief of state for the probate …

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NYT “Sort Of” Defends Roy Moore

From the New York Times: Roy Moore is right that on its face, Granade’s order doesn’t require state probate judges all over Alabama — who weren’t named in the case Granade heard — to issue marriage licenses. Granade merely instructed Alabama’s attorney general not to enforce the state’s same-sex-marriage ban. That means a probate judge could go along with her …

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ALABAMA: Liberty Counsel Petitions State Supreme Court To Order County Judges To Stop All Same-Sex Marriages

The Liberty Counsel today filed an emergency petition for a writ of mandamus to the Alabama Supreme Court, demanding that the entire bench join Chief Justice Roy Moore in ordering state probate judges to cease issuing same-sex marriage licenses. From the petition: The duty of each Respondent probate judge not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is unequivocal under …

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Judge Roy Moore: I Have Gay Friends

When asked if he would attend a gay wedding: “I’ve had many friends who are homosexual. I’ve treated people just like other people. This is not about how I treat people or how I go to a wedding or a marriage or anything. It’s about the constitution of Alabama and the constitution of the United States and specifically the sanctity …

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Obama Welcomes Coming SCOTUS Ruling To End “Patchwork” Marriage Laws

Via Buzzfeed: President Obama Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s signals that marriage equality is on the verge of becoming the law of the land, adding that he expected local Alabama officials resisting the shift to be swept aside by federal courts. The Supreme Court Monday morning refused to put on hold a federal court ruling striking down Alabama’s ban on …

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ALABAMA: Judge Granade Sets Thursday Hearing For Mobile County Judge

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Moments ago, United States District Judge Callie V. S. Granade granted the request of four Mobile County same-sex couples to add Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis as a defendant in a lawsuit in which Judge Granade previously struck down Alabama’s marriage equality ban as violating the federal Constitution. Judge Granade scheduled a …

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Tony Perkins: The Anti-Gay Marriage Revolution Is Finally Starting In Alabama

“Politicians in other states may roll over and play dead as the federal courts trample their laws, but not Alabama! There’s an organized resistance developing in the Deep South, and it might just be the turning point on marriage that many Americans have been waiting for. While the Left scoffed Moore’s influence, the Chief Justice was quietly gaining momentum. Liberals …

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REPORT: Roy Moore To File Charges Against Judges Who Issue Licenses

Christian News reports: The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama has announced that probate judges who defied his orders not to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses in violation of the state constitution will now face charges. “Charges will be filed against probate judges who violated the chief justice’s orders,” Roy Moore wrote on Facebook Monday night. Moore had issued …

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