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Ala. chief justice calls for constitutional convention to ban same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 6, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama’s chief justice, known on the national stage for fighting to display the Ten Commandments in a judicial building, is jumping into the gay marriage debate with his push for a states-led constitutional amendment defining the institution as a union between one man and one woman.

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“The moral foundation of our country is under attack,” Chief Justice Roy Moore said in an interview with The Associated Press.

He mailed letters Wednesday to all 50 governors urging them to get their legislatures to call for a convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution saying the only union recognized by state and federal governments is “the union of one man and one woman.” He also is setting up a website to rally public support.

Moore said the only way to stop judges who are finding new rights for gay unions is with a state-initiated constitutional amendment. “Government has become oppressive, and judges are warping the law, ” Moore said.

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. None is in the South, where every state has enacted a ban on same-sex marriage. In Virginia, a federal judge heard arguments this week on a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban. Virginia’s attorney general chose not to defend the law because he said it violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

In Alabama, an openly gay state legislator who married her partner in Massachusetts said she expects most governors to toss Moore’s letter.

“He’s fighting a losing battle, and he probably knows that,” Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, said in an interview.

She said the chief justice should recognize Americans’ view and the courts’ views about the issue and how it has changed in recent years. “Get over it, buddy,” Todd said.

But Moore said that “a great majority of the American people want to hold to the definition that a marriage is between a man and a woman,” though he acknowledged an amendment would draw opposition from both sides of the political spectrum.

In the past, U.S. legislators have introduced federal marriage amendments, but Moore said he doesn’t think Congress will offer one this year. The only alternative, he said, is going through Article V of the Constitution to get 34 states to agree that a convention is necessary.

An Article V convention has never been held, but Moore said, “I think the time is ripe for that to happen with the political atmosphere in Congress. They can’t get along or agree on anything.”

A lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union said the 17 states that allow same-sex marriage aren’t likely to reverse their positions and call for a constitutional amendment. “I think the chief justice has a math problem ahead of him,” said James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Project.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said he has no problem with what the chief justice is proposing, but his preference is leaving the issue to the people of each state.

“I am a states’ rights person. Marriage licenses are issued by the state. I do believe that most things should be left on a state level,” he said.

When Moore was elected in 2000, he placed a granite monument of the Ten Commandments in the state judicial building. A federal judge ruled that it had to be moved. Moore refused, and a state judicial court kicked him out of office in 2003 for disobeying the court order. Moore became known as “Alabama’s Ten Commandments judge” as he traveled the country speaking to churches and conservative groups. Alabama voters re-elected him in 2012. He has not tried to bring the monument back.

Alabama’s nine high court justices don’t usually get involved in national issues, but Moore said it is appropriate for him to speak out because Alabama has a state constitutional amendment that recognizes a marriage as a union only between a man and a woman. “Basically, I’m upholding the law,” he said.

Others say attitudes have changed in Alabama since the law’s enactment. Last year, the leader of the College Republican Federation of Alabama supported the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. That upset the state Republican Party chairman, who proposed a rule change aimed at keeping party leaders from taking public positions contrary to party policy. The state GOP executive committee wouldn’t approve it.

“That is a great example of where the country is moving,” Esseks said.

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  1. Ha, ha, ha!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:07pm
  2. He’ll never get that.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:07pm
  3. Its ok for incest but not gay marriage there chief? Piece of shit

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:07pm
  4. redneck logic = brother+sister =true love and a retard mutant baby, aunt+nephew = true love uncle+niece = true love dad+daughter = true love man+man = abomination

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:28pm
  5. please don't use "retard." It's offensive and hurtful for many. If you want to be treated well, it makes sense to be kind.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:28pm
  6. That's the language THEY use, if I'm getting the point that's being made.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:29pm
  7. Ridiculous!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:07pm
  8. Yeah…Going to go with, that wouldn’t be constitutional for $1000, Alex. What a fucking moron.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:08pm
  9. Incorrect. Sadly, it would be 100% constitutional. See, he's proposing to amend the constitution to ban same-sex marriage. If the constitution bans same-sex marriage, then obviously, the ban is constitutional - since the constitution cannot be unconstitutional.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm
  10. Seriously, Jesse... I dunno whether to laugh or smack you. It's wrong. Period. Unconstitutional. Besides, the argument is pointless. It'll never happen, since so many states have already made it legal and refuse to change that now, and public opinion HAS changed. This guy has to get with the times.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:19pm
  11. Jesse you are such an idiot. Durham Law School certainly didn't serve you well. A federal ban would be unconstitutional. Why else do you think it has already been struck down? Derp!

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:26pm
  12. Amen close minded asshole he is

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:18pm
  13. Sorry guys, but Jesse is right. If the constitution is amended to be so, it then becomes constitutional. Don't worry though, before it would become a part of the Constitution, 38 states would have to ratify it. I don't see such a thing even getting a simple majority.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:25pm
  14. Any amendment can be effectively nullified by a later amendment. Prohibition is an example of what I am talking about. The first amendment could just as easily be so too. That being said, the process is very difficult and that is why in 227 years, there haven't been that many of them.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:29pm
  15. What a sore loser…

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:08pm
  16. this makes me ashamed of my state………

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:08pm
  17. How about we ban all marriages? Then we’ll see if his head spins while spitting out pea soup. -__-

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:08pm
  18. WTF?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:08pm
  19. Ass

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  20. I hope this fool gets killed by a speeding 18 wheeler (Y)

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  21. But lives long enough to suffer for a month :)

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
  22. And be tended by an LGBT nurse all decked out in rainbows.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  23. Now that was cute!

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:18pm
  24. Of course i don't normally want people to die. but it just shows how i feel about such hateful people...

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:26pm
  25. Why??? I literally need to know what goes on in these people’s heads for them to be so hating and hurtful.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  26. Yet another reason why I wish that, after the Civil War, the North had said, “Now that we’ve proven we can take you back whenever we want to–we don’t want to. Have fun being an agricultural society in an increasingly-industrialized world.”

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  27. A waste of taxpayers money

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  28. Pretty sure they just repealed a nationwide ban a couple years ago.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  29. Go back under your big bigot rock, asshole.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  30. HA. We will never have an Article V convention, for any reason. He needs to wake up and smell the coffee!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  31. fuck him

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:09pm
  32. Dickhead

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
  33. Fucking disgusting pig

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
  34. yea I call for a national law of him biting my ass

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
  35. It wouldn’t surprise me if it passed

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
  36. What a fucking idiot!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:10pm
  37. You know if we get a constitutional convention (which I support) that this is going to be one of the things brought up unfortunately

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:11pm
  38. How can you support this, you fucking piece of shit!?!?

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  39. Calm down and chill the fuck out with your tone calling me a piece of shit. Screw you idiot. I support a Constitutional convention. I DO NOT support idiots like this guy trying to pass an anti gay marriage amendments in the constitution. There are more issues that need to be addressed by a convention then JUST this. Rather then jumping to conclusions and throwing names around maybe you should go crawl back into whatever hole you fucking crawled out of

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:16pm
  40. Robyn you totally read that wrong.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:40pm
  41. I’m so sick of these sickos trying to ban gay equal rights. Can’t think of anything smart or deep to say anymore. So….. Fuck him. And his fucking cohorts.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:11pm
  42. What a dillhole.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:11pm
  43. Good luck with that buddy. The pro-equality people outnumber the bigots now.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:11pm
  44. what a jack ass!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  45. Funny, the Ten Commandments say absolutely nothing about gay people.. What a moron

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  46. When will the Supreme Court step in and say they made a mistake……we should have made it possible for all to experience MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  47. No longer an impartial jurist regarding these types if cases.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  48. He's supposed to be non-political; I wonder if could be impeached over this tirade?

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:18pm
  49. Exactly! It is a shame.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:21pm
  50. There, just told him off on his own facebook. Fucking inbreeding making these people…I live in Georgia but leave it to Alabama to still be the discriminating douches of the south more so than others.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  51. Good Luck Asshole!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:12pm
  52. It will never happen. More desperation from the increasingly-crumbling Moral “Majority”.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:13pm
  53. What are they so afraid of, I mean we pay taxes, breath air, have a benefit in seeing our nation and our communities grow and succeed. Could it be that they are afraid the LGBT community might do better at it than the heterosexuals do??

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:13pm
  54. Grandstanding, appealing to his base, note the many meanings of that word, and he thinks it’s gonna get him elected one day to the governorship of one of the three shittiest states in the union. FTW, bubba.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:13pm
  55. Seriously . Ban is so forcing , to ban something seems extreme on many levels . he is out of order and in my opinion I feel marriage is overrated and just a word in today’s time . its all about the benefits when it comes to those who are in favor of marriage equality and the realization that we are all equal on many accords . To ban this would be banning the worthy people who deserve what the next would deserve entirely . no heterosexual couple is better than the next in the laws of the land . quite frankly made up in practically old testament times . melting pots all over America should include equality of all walks of life in positive aspect . shame on you “chief of your own justice”

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  56. More and more im.driven to succeding from calling my self american as long as fucktards like him have power in office regardless of the state there in

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  57. chief JUSTICE? lol… i call him a living oxymoron!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  58. So glad I moved out of Alabama years ago. Virginia might not be the most forward thinking place but hopefully that’ll change soon and even then, it’s better than Alabama any day.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  59. This guy’s a delusional idiot! There’s no way the U.S. senate would even touch this bull shit.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  60. And please chill with the Southern bashing. There are plenty of non-Southern states pursuing anti-gay legislative agendas.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:14pm
  61. What a dick. Let us call a constitutional convention against Citizens Untitled. Wolf-pac. Com. Let us get money out of politics.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm
  62. Alabama–taking the “justice” out of Chief Justice since 1819.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm
  63. Let’s ban him from breathing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm
  64. what an asshat.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm
  65. yea go ahead with that and see how many people try to kill you go ahead lol…This country wants equality and stupid high religious idiots like this try to take it away. They need to get Religion out of our government that’s what’s wrong with America today.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm
  66. He doesn’t get to choose who anyone falls in love with.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:16pm
  67. Another reason why I no longer live in the state of Alabama. To be honest the government should be out of the marrying business completely. It should be between the couple and their god.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:16pm
  68. I call for a recall election of any idiot in office including Alabama chief justice antiquated 1800

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:16pm
  69. Like i said regardless of the state there in this needs to stop not only but around the world as well

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:16pm
  70. You can sleep with your cousins down there, but not with someone who is not family and is the same sex. What an ass!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  71. I call for a nationwide ban on stupidity, so sorry chief justice chump, but you’re done.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  72. in your dreams litlle man

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  73. Oh Good Lord! Really?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  74. yet another republican Douche Bag

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  75. Angry homophobe.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  76. time to mock alabama huh
    that must be difficult they are of course the cutting edge

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  77. F**k him and all of his bigot buddies in Alabama!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:17pm
  78. based on what? his belief in the bible? ummm, THATS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! keep your religion out of my FREEDOMS.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:18pm
  79. alabama – where nothing says luvin like marrying your cousin.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:18pm
  80. chief ‘justice’ my ass. There’s nothing just about him

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:18pm
  81. I liked it a lot better when Alabama was in the news because the doctor walked 6 miles in the snow to save a life. We all aren’t bigots; I promise!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:19pm
  82. Good luck pal. Go back to 1955 where you belong.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:19pm
  83. 1655

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  84. I’m glad gays have 2nd amendment rights…just saying.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:20pm
  85. How many more grumpy old white men do we need to endure? The real world is moving on. The true master race is the mix of all of humanity, and they are included, but they need to relax, retire.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:20pm
  86. This is the same tactic Bush, the Younger attempted in 2005.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:21pm
  87. lol its a little too late in the game, banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional!!!!!! This douche is thinking about jesus wayyyy too much. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, The constitution is the law of the land not the bible.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:22pm
  88. Good luck with that, but it’s not going to happen. So you should just move on to something that might actually help people.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:23pm
  89. an idiot who’s time has passed and will be forever on the wrong side of history

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:23pm
  90. We the “gay community” need to stop labeling ourselves . we aren’t gay straight lesbian …. We are just people, walks of life , without these labels society has created and we’ve enabled everyday ; we would be far more significant than the image society creates of us . we are people not a gang , a category , a minority .. We are the people like the constitution states . we should be entitled the rights as every citizen are entitled to , the government should never enable one religions request . the word marriage didn’t come from Christianity right? Correct me if I’m wrong ! I’m just saying everyone needs to just ban the categories we have set for society and just live as ONE ! No race category no sexual orientation , etc just ” I’m Charles and this is who I am”

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:23pm
  91. A STATE Constitutional Amendment is in violation of FEDERAL Equality rights, so therefore it *IS* Unconstitutional.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:24pm
  92. Wow…looks like Jim Crow all over again.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:25pm
  93. Can’t believe a person like him can have so much power!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:26pm
  94. Good move. I believe Alabama has one of the highest obesity and illiteracy rates in the nation. Who would want to marry a dumb fat person anyway.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:26pm
  95. Judgemental nut job.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:27pm
  96. And exactly how does my gay marriage in California diminish or endanger his third marriage

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:28pm
  97. fuck off idiot…I bet he is at the bath house every night on his knees blowing some underage guy

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:28pm
  98. Don't give him to us we do not want him.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:58pm
  99. lmfao hahahahaaha RIGHT!!!!

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  100. Everyone of you should have your cars packed to the brim on election day, no matter what state you live. VOTE them out!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
  101. Not happening, buddy!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
  102. what are they striving for theyre attempts remmenice of hitlers regime and struggle to take over get off your soap box you idiot no ones listening to you

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
  103. Ugh

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
  104. Asshole! They just don’t get it…THEY LOST, equal marriage is gonna h-a-p-p-e-n, no matter how much they kick and scream.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
  105. BIGOT!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm
  106. Fuck off

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm
  107. Blow me.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:31pm
  108. Sitting back with a bowl of popcorn, watching a bunch of dumbasses’ last ditch efforts.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:32pm
  109. bigot !

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:32pm
  110. Lol…too late to stop now you pig

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:34pm
  111. Not everyone in/from alabama is like that, so dont talk shit about everyone there

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:37pm
  112. People NOT like him need to make a way bigger fuss then and prove it to the rest of the nation. I live in NYC and can assure you it is no beacon of liberalism but WE have fought hard and long to make the world know that the liberal voice is strong and meaningful here.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
  113. FU

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:38pm
  114. While you are at it I squeezed out an entire tube of toothpaste that I need you to put back in the tube.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:38pm
  115. He is to judge constitutionality. Not promote or discourage ANY issue. Ethical violation and conflict of interest.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:39pm
  116. Keep fighting, you will lose big time. Could it be the more the fundementalist lose the less that are in the pews.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:40pm
  117. I think the Courts will stop this and I just wish people would follow God’s law of “NO HATE” We would all be better off!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:40pm
  118. He may be a big fish in the small(minded) pond called Alabama, but most people think he’s a joke and wouldn’t listen to squat he has to say.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:43pm
  119. …a convention to amend the constitution (which requires 2/3 of states) to ban something that most people now support…..what an asshole..

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:43pm
  120. We need to kick this idiot out again and permanently!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:44pm
  121. US DOD should call for this mans arrest for breaking his oath of office. definitely sedition.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:44pm
  122. “I have never wished a man dead, but I will read some obituaries with great pleasure”– Mark Twain

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:46pm
  123. Hahahaha! Most Americans approve of marriage equality

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:47pm
  124. Shame on Alabama, Shame again.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:47pm
  125. Hatemonger. Is he in the closet too???

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:48pm
  126. JOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:48pm
  127. Does this also apply to Mormon’s in Utah…2,3,4 wives….just another white bigot jerk!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:49pm
  128. fortunately, a dying breed….

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:49pm
  129. Fook you

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:50pm
  130. AGAIN with the Stupid Old White Men??!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:51pm
  131. Embarrassed to say I live in Alabama with comments like this from a backwoods idiot!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:51pm
  132. What an idiot. X

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:53pm
  133. hillbilly probably thinks 14 is a good age for a bride too

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:53pm
  134. Idiot! 28 states already have bans what that’s not good enough for him?!? He’s prolly knows that utah and Oklahoma won’t win and he knows it only a matter of time before his state sue for equal marriage so he thinks an amendment to the constitution is the only way. Well fuck him cuz it won’t happen.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:53pm
  135. Idiot

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:54pm
  136. A dangerous individual like him shouldn’t be in that office.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:54pm
  137. They should ban marriage for narrow-minded boneheads like these. You don’t want them to procreate.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:54pm
  138. Monsters come in a variety of forms.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:54pm
  139. As if Alabama needs more bad publicity :(

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:56pm
  140. People like this that “Try” passing bills and think they are doing any good…. the only thing they are accomplishing is showing the communitys and children that its ok to bully. And I thought we were trying to educate better and to try and prevent Bullying at all costs due to its effects… Disgusting. Good job older generation trying to teach good to youth and anyone for that matter.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:57pm
  141. you do realize that you are wasting tax payers’ money and that the fed cant define marriage? or did youforget the constitution

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:57pm
  142. Anything to get face time.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:57pm
  143. Oh they can get married. They just have to have a vasectomy the first time stupid shit comes out of their mouth. And, yes, I’ll be the judge of that.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:57pm
  144. IDIOT!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:59pm
  145. I am calling for an all out war against homophobic bigots we should protest and confront them organize and occupy their offices!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:01pm
  146. Really, truly, dear; you needn’t be concerned about anyone wanting to have their way with you…let alone become your betrothed.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:01pm
  147. dick

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:03pm
  148. Throw that bastard out of office. It’s time for progressives to revolt

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:04pm
  149. Wtf

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:04pm
  150. Closet case!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:05pm
  151. Good luck with that, ass hole.

    Fuck you, die.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:05pm
  152. And the asshole parade never ends…

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:12pm
  153. Bad people. They only like discriminating, they think they are superior and they are no better than a piece of shit.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:12pm
  154. That’ll happen.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:14pm
  155. Oh, secession. Please let it happen. Only, all the secessionists in the USA will be forced to migrate to the first state that declares itself separate from the USA. Good luck with overpopulation of TEH stupid.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:14pm
  156. I KNOW THIS MAN AND AS AN ALABIAMIAN MYSELF HES A COMPLETE DISGRACE AND HAD BEEN ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION…BESIDES HES A LIL TO LATE TO BE JUMPING ON THAT BANDWAGON…WAY TO WASTE THE LIL BIT OF TAXPAYERS MONEY THAT IS ACTUALLY IN THIS STATE…TRY CREATING MORE JOBS AND WORK ON THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THIS STATE THAN TRYING TO GO AFTER SOMETHING THAT WOULD NOT AFFECT YOU ONE FUCKING BIT…YOU COMPLETELY DISGUST ME

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:17pm
  157. Da Ala. ‘chief injustice’ did dat , did he?!!?! LOL !! LMAO !!! ROTFF!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:19pm
  158. god let,s hope this fucking cock fuck dose not get his way.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:19pm
  159. Oh good grief…..Well, my response is…
    “Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don’t stand in the doorway
    Don’t block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There’s a battle outside
    And it is ragin’
    It’ll soon shake your windows
    And rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changin’.

    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don’t criticize
    What you can’t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is
    Rapidly agin’
    Please get out of the new one
    If you can’t lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin’.” – Bob Dylan

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:21pm
  160. dangerous idiot

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:21pm
  161. Ugh !!! I despise some of the people I reside with in this country !!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:21pm
  162. Won’t happen. Got a be ratified by 3/4 of the states. I don’t think it could get 26, let alone 38.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:22pm
  163. Already a done deal...17 states already support gay marriage. His thought died long before he even thought it let alone begin to act on it. Let him fume about how there is nothing he can do. :)

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:31pm
  164. Exactly.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:31pm
  165. Did someone say activist judge? No. of course he couldn’t be that – he’s a conservative so anything he says is OK. Isn’t it? (snark)

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:27pm
  166. What’s wrong, is your bloomers cutting off your circulation? What an idiot.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:27pm
  167. These people are eventually going to die off. One day very soon people will look at guys like this the same way we look at segregationists.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:28pm
  168. My state just legalized gay marriage. No way our governor would override the votes of the majority of the state for one religious man on the other side of the country.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:28pm
  169. Well, THATS not going to happen!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:29pm
  170. Someone punch this f-er in the mouth. I’m not in the mood for pathetic bullshit like this today. And if they wanna keep trying to fight against equality they should be using their own money and leave the tax payers money alone since the majority of the country supports equality. And remind him that his job is there to serve the majority. I think he forgot who his boss really is.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:29pm
  171. A constitutional convention for something unConstutional. Another GOP waste of money…what they do best.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:31pm
  172. asshole

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:32pm
  173. Good lord. The nationwide constitutional ban ship sailed years ago. They should have done this under Baby Bush when they might have had a chance.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:32pm
  174. That’ll work.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:38pm
  175. Oh, isn’t it exciting how people want to codify discrimination?!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:38pm
  176. Give it up….you’ve lost the war on equality!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:41pm
  177. It’s Alabama, what else would expect?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:42pm
  178. Son of a bitch peoples like u r the ones that need to burn at the stake

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:45pm
  179. Ignorant fuk

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:46pm
  180. Should have let them secede……

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:46pm
  181. ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN F-WAD!! And I too would love to read about this man’s tragic and extremely painful death!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:46pm
  182. Ain’t gonna happen

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:48pm
  183. Yeah…Its legal where I live, its going to stay legal…forever

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:49pm
  184. Yeah…Its legal where I live, its going to stay legal…forever

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:49pm
  185. I thought this idiot was put off the State Supreme Court. I didn’t even realize that he got re-elected.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:49pm
  186. Asshat

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:50pm
  187. if he had his way, we’d still have slavery too!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:50pm
  188. Can we ban him from talking?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:51pm
  189. Fuck that man

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  190. This Alabamian did not vote for this idiot!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:52pm
  191. Yep – and REALLY call attention to how out of touch with reality fundamentalist Christians are. They need to get back on the Mayflower and go to some desert island where they can practice their effed up religion away from others.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:54pm
  192. Man, sometimes I hate my state.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:57pm
  193. he can’t control his life so he has to try to control others, all the bible thumping won’t make his life and longer or happier, he ought to just accept we’re all people and many ways of living regardless of personal conviction.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  194. :_(

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:59pm
  195. Errrr get over it already :(

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
  196. if its so bad what we do let the man himself upstairs say its wrong!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
  197. Ahem…. activist judges? And this douchebag is suppose to UPHOLD the law for all citizens, not a selected few

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:02pm
  198. He should be removed from the bench

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:02pm
  199. What most people don’t realize, including politicians and Judges, is that when you successfully call a Constitutional Convention EVERY SINGLE LAW on the books in that state is up for grabs for change.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:03pm
  200. What a Fuck-stick.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:03pm
  201. Separation of church and state – they keep saying marriage is only for procreation – get over it already !!! It’s going to happen

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:03pm
  202. He should just go fu☆# himself.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:04pm
  203. Uhhh I am guessing he can’t be impartial on this topic? #asshole

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:04pm
  204. Enough of these closeted hoodlums, they make me sick!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:06pm
  205. It will NEVER pass. Idiot! This is just done for votes and $$$$…. nothing more.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:08pm
  206. its against the nys constitution

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:08pm
  207. not gonna happen, you jackass!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:09pm
  208. omg.get over yourself

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:09pm
  209. he needs to be educated!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:12pm
  210. So much for a fair and impartial judicial system!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:13pm
  211. you look like you want some gay sex. where do you come out pulling the ten commandments card you asshole there are more sins those commandments that you have done then gays .

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:13pm
  212. Good luck asswipe, the SCOTUS has already determined DOMA is unconstitutional…

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:14pm
  213. Ignorance has spoken again.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:14pm
  214. sorry buster but the US Supreme Court has already ruled a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional….give up move on

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:14pm
  215. THE KING WAS A QUEEN?

    THE GUY WHO PRODUCED THE BIBLE WAS GAY

    Did you Know this?

    News Item: Southern Baptists boycott Disney for what they call “Gay friendly policies”.

    Hasn’t anybody ever told these people that the Bible they use, the King James Version, was put together by King James 1 who was a homosexual.?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:16pm
  216. wow. The sheer number of idiots in the world is amazing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:17pm
  217. Mean while corporate America continues to rape and pillage our country unchallenged because some self righteous prude can’t get over himself and continue to breath the air that is blown him!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:18pm
  218. He is the worst kind of person. What a piece of shit.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:18pm
  219. IDIOT!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:19pm
  220. How’s this for judicial impropriety? Justice can no longer be done when judges make political pronouncements. Your job us to interpret the law, buster, not make it!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:22pm
  221. doesn’t this asshole have something important he should be doing?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:23pm
  222. Why doesn’t Roy Moore just STFU?! He’s a disgusting piece of filth!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:24pm
  223. Go for it! You are the next dodo bird! You need to get out more often and you might realize that you’re actually living in the 21st Century, not the Dark Ages!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:27pm
  224. Well now, “bless his heart.”

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:28pm
  225. Eat it asshole, you won’t win, the momentum is growing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:29pm