Thursday, January 07, 2016
Judge Roy Moore, tilting at the gay-marriage windmill
Meet Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, asshole of the week. Yesterday he ordered all state probate judges NOT to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the grounds that the Supreme Court ruling of last year only applies to the four states who were represented in that case. This idea is based on his belief that only the states have the right to define "marriage".
According to Roy's logic, only those arrested in Arizona must be read their Miranda rights and that black kids must be allowed in white schools, only in Kansas.
Look, I'm usually a states-rights guy but when the Supreme Court weighs in on a topic, it's pretty much the law of the land sooner or later, like it or not.
Moore hasn't been on TV for a while bleating about the ten commandments in his courthouse or whatever, so this is how he stays relevant to the dumb hillbillies who voted for him as Chief Justice.
The last thing Alabama needs is a renegade hick in a position of power, on TV, tilting at the same-sex windmill, making the state look more backward than everybody believes it already is.