The situation surrounding same-sex marriage in Alabama is currently a mess. A federal judge stated that same-sex marriages must be recognized and performed and the Supreme Court declined to overrule this. However, Alabama’s State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ray Moore ordered officals to disregard the ruling and enforce the state’s ban on marriage equality, under threat of legal action by the governor. You can read all about Ray Moore over on Wikipedia, including this gem:
He is noted for his refusal, in 2003, in his first term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments he commissioned in 2001 from the Alabama Judicial Building despite orders to do so from a federal judge. On November 13, 2003, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary unanimously removed Moore from his post as Chief Justice.
Anyhow, the Washington Post has a brief summary, which included this amazing image.
If nothing else, can we all agree that you should be able to spell the name of the religion you’re trying to impose on everyone else?