MONTGOMERY (Sanctity of Marriage Alabama) — Today the Alabama Supreme Court broke their nine month silence on same-sex “marriage” and in a 9–0 Order simply dismissed all of the pending motions and petitions and refused to lift their March 3, 2015, Injunction that upheld Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.
“As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for marriage between only one man and one woman. Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty.”
Tom Ford, spokesperson for Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, said, “Such an action from a State Supreme Court has not been seen since the days of Dred Scott.
“Just as Obergefell v. Hodges did nothing to alter or abolish Alabama’s marriage law, today’s Order did nothing to lift the Injunction from March 3rd and Alabama officials should continue to acknowledge the fact that marriage is between one man and one woman,” he said.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore wrote in his concurrence: “[The Court’s action] does not disturb the existing March orders in this case or the Court’s holding therein that the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the Alabama Marriage Protection Act are constitutional. Therefore … I concur with the order.”
In short, the March 2015 Injunction requiring Alabama probate judges to only issue those licenses that are in accordance with Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage Amendment remains in full force and effect.
“Today, Alabama dealt a much-needed blow to judicial overreach and continues to lead the charge in restoring the fundamental principles of our constitutional republic. Today’s writings will reverberate around the world for centuries and the magnum opuses from Chief Justice Moore and Justice Parker should be read and carefully considered by every American who cares about the future of this country,” Ford said.