The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released a press statement regarding action taken against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over public statements he made encouraging Alabama judges to blatantly disregard a federal ruling in Mobile, Alabama overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama held the state’s ban was unconstitutional based on the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses. SPLC has filed its own judicial ethics complaint against Chief Justice Moore with the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama. SPLC calls on the governor of Alabama and the state’s courts to respect the federal ruling.

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