Chief Justice Moore: “Probate judges have duty to enforce same-sex marriage ban”

According to an order issued today by Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, the existing order of the Alabama Supreme Court “…that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act remain in full force and effect.”

Read the order here. CJ Moore – 160106 Admin order (2)

Phillip Jauregui of the Judicial Action Group issued the following statement,

“This Order is both courageous and very well-reasoned.  We need more federal and state officers like Chief Justice Moore who understand that the job of the Federal Judiciary is not to legislate from the bench, but rather to simply decide disputes between parties consistent with the text of the Constitution.  Judicial opinions, like Obergefell v. Hodges, that purport to set policy for all of America are simply not supported by the Constitutional grant of powers given to the Judiciary.

Thank God for Chief Justice Moore!  Please keep him, his family, and his staff in your prayers!”


Phillip L. Jauregui
Judicial Action Group