On Friday, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended from office for the rest of his term by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. The move effectively ended Moore’s career as a judge. The Alabama COJ concluded that suspension was mandated for Moore’s conduct in instructing Alabama’s probate judges, who are tasked with issuing marriage licenses in the state, to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hodges v. Obergefell legalizing same-sex marriages, and to refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples seeking to get married in Alabama.
Moore was kicked out of the same office outright by the Alabama COJ in 2003 for refusing a federal court order to remove a boulder-sized monument to the Ten Commandments in front of the state Supreme Court building, a monument Moore had placed there under his authority as Chief Justice.
In its decision removing Moore from office for the second time on Friday, the Alabama COJ said that Moore “disregarded binding federal law.”
Moore, always one to question authority, said in a statement: “This was a politically motivated effort by radical homosexual and transgender groups to remove me as chief justice of the Supreme Court because of outspoken opposition to their immoral agenda.”
The LGBTQ “agenda,” of course, is to promote equal rights for all under the law, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. That includes marriage. In other words, their “agenda” is to allow freedom to love who you want.
Moore thinks that is immoral.
I think Roy Moore is a loon, and I’m glad he’s not the leader of Alabama’s judiciary system anymore.