[Rushtalk] AL Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker: State Courts Should Resist Gay Marriage Ruling

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Wed Oct 21 10:00:48 MDT 2015


  
AL Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker: State Courts Should Resist Gay
Marriage Ruling 

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Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker said Tuesday that he believes
the Supreme Court overstepped its authority in striking down gay
marriage bans in all 50 states.

Parker, a former Religious Right activist, made his remarks during an
appearance on Bryan Fischer's AFA-sponsored radio program.

Parker said that the Supreme Court ruling was not needed since gay men
and lesbians are not being denied their constitutional rights. He said
that everyone is free to marry someone of the opposite sex.

He went on to call on state courts to defy the ruling in order to foment
a “revival” that will return America to its founding principles.

“The states should be a check on the federal government, and the proper
organ within a state to do that versus the U.S. Supreme Court would be a
state supreme court,” Parker said. “Now, I doubt that it would be a
blanket defiance of all jurisdiction on the U.S. Supreme Court, but in
regards to the Obergefell decision where it's clear that they jumped
outside of the precedents in order to impose their will on this country,
that yes, resisting that decision could maybe start a revival of what we
need in this country and return to our original founding principles.”

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is also an outspoken
opponent of LGBT rights and the Supreme Court's summer decision.

(Related: Roy Moore hopes war doesn't break out over gay marriage
ruling.)



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