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Is this Alabama Supreme Court justice the new Kim Davis?

Is this Alabama Supreme Court justice the new Kim Davis?
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker AP Photo

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legal group has filed a complaint against an Alabama Supreme Court justice over his public comments against same-sex marriage.

The Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday it has filed a complaint with the Judicial Inquiry Commission against Justice Tom Parker.

The complaint cites comments Parker made on a Christian radio show.

Parker criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage and said states should serve as a check on federal power. The complaint quotes Parker as saying that resisting gay marriage could start a “revival of what we need in this country.”

The complaint accuses Parker of showing disrespect for the judiciary and of violating ethical standards by commenting on a case before the state court.

A court system spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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