Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says two U.S. Supreme Court Justices should recuse themselves from an upcoming vote on gay marriage because they have performed the marriages of same-sex couples.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have both performed same-sex marriages, which indicates how they may vote on the issues of gay marriage, Moore said in an interview with AL.com on Thursday. “Their actions speak louder than their words,” he said.
The U.S. Supreme Court in April is set to hear an appeal from U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions upholding bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. The ruling is set to be issued in June and and settle the issue in other states, including Alabama.
Moore has been an outspoken supporter of Alabama’s laws banning same-sex marriage and the definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. (Read more from “Roy Moore: Two U.S. Supreme Court Justices Should Abstain from Gay Marriage Vote” HERE)