A state ethics panel effectively removed Alabama’s controversial chief judge after he directed lower court judges to refuse to perform gay marriages.
Despite the decision and a federal court ruling that made gay marriage legal in Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore in January issued an administrative order to state probate judges that they should not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to court documents.
The 260-page document, the product of several years of debate within the Roman Catholic hierarchy, advocates for flexibility, tolerance and compassion in the church.
State’s chief judge Roy Moore says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality has caused “confusion and uncertainty” — so he’s stopping it.
“Making a difference for one couple versus another, that’s not what I’m out to do,” says the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Jon Stewart highlighted the acidic dissents of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who decries the elite Supreme Court overturning the will of voters — except when he does it.
The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.
“I’m really proud of you. And just know that not only have you been a great example for people, but you’re also going to bring about a lasting change in this country.”
President Obama is set to speak any minute now from the Rose Garden, on today’s historic Supreme Court decision declaring marriage equality to be a right for LGBT couples all across the country.
Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.
Watch this cartoon feature with audio taken straight from yesterday’s proceedings. Until such time as cameras are permitted to shoot in the most important judicial chamber in America, this is all we’ve got.
Hundreds of activists from both sides of the debate were expected to rally in front of the Supreme Court building as the nine justices hear a case on one of the most divisive social issues in the United States.
Should the court back same-sex marriage it would cap a transformation in the rights of gays over the past dozen years, bringing weddings to the last 14 states where they are banned.
White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.
Death Panels await those who don’t throw out their food on time! The “suffragents” are losing the war against women! Rejoice — for the Apocalypse is nigh! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.
Republicans used to talk about banning gay marriage — and now they just have trouble answering whether they would personally attend a same-sex wedding.