As everyone knows by now, the US Supreme Court made a historic ruling last week which made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 States.
And, as you have undoubtedly seen as well, some officials have been both subtly and outright ignoring it. The most flagrant was probably Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore, who stated that the ruling ‘doesn’t apply’ to his state and even instructed officials to ignore it.
As you might expect, ignoring the law doesn’t exactly end well, and their actions have lead to a firm smack down from a federal judge.
Judge Callie Granade issued an order today, saying: “the language set forth in the order… [is] binding on all members of the Defendant Class.”
If any officials fail to comply, they could even be found to be violating the constitution, which wouldn’t exactly be good for a person trying to make a career as a politician.
Roy Moore is well known, as this is hardly the first time he has spoken so openly against LGBT people. He has claimed previously: “They’re toying with something that’s like dynamite, that will destroy our country. I think eventually, over a period of time, it will.”
He even made the bizarre suggestion that if two trans or bisexual people got married, it would have to involve four people
“You’re taking any definition of a family away. When two bisexuals or two transgendered marry, how large is that family? Can they marry two persons, one of the same sex and one of the opposite sex? Then, you’ve got a family of four or how many?”