1. NoH8 says

    I hate reading new stories about this nutcase, because I have vowed to send another check to the Human Rights Campaign every time he acts up. This is getting expensive, Roy. Cut me some slack.

  2. Qj201 says

    So in other words, the 14th amendment does not apply to gay people because the framers weren’t thinking of gay people when they wrote it.

  3. SpaceCadet says

    For a judge he sure does need to brush up on his American history. The Constitution has in many instances in our court of laws been open to interpretation, “loose construction” vs. “strict interpretation”. And he’s saying families headed by gay parents are somehow less than? Gay marriage is already legal in 17 states + DC, and multiple countries around the world? Shouldn’t Satan be here already by his (lack of) logic? Are these the End Times?

  4. Ossor says

    Interesting…. As most of the states where marriage equality is allowed have either been a result of elected legislatures passing it and/or ballot initiatives passed via the popular vote of the people. Sooo…. Are those states where that has happened also “travesties?” Are the popularly passed marriage laws via ballot iniatives also somehow judicial tyranny?

    Would be nice to hear some national reporters with some knowledge on these subjects out these questions to him- instead of just covering him as some sort of “controversy.”

  5. StevyD says

    This is what passes as intelligence and mindful thinking in the highest level of Justice and Jurisprudence in the state of Alabama. American LGBT people must not forget our fellow Russian LGBT people, but we should attend to the vermin destroying our own garden first.

  6. says

    Other things that did not exist when the Constitution was written: airplanes, machine guns, abortion clinics, the internet, civil rights for African-Americans, etc., etc.

    And yet the Supreme Court has ruled on these issues and the country hasn’t fallen apart.

    Moore certainly is a drama queen.

  7. tinkerbelle says

    Marriage was never a constitutional right. I believe. Actually, marriage is a choice, unlike being gay.

  8. wct says

    “If marriage falls,” he said, “the institution of family upon which it is based falls.”

    Alabama has the 6th highest divorce rate in the nation.

    Clean you own house, Cracker!

  9. WOLF says

    Here’s the funny thing and any REAL judge would know this…we live in a common law system. Common law is law applied by judges, cases, and precedent. That is why the Supreme Court trumps all. Civil law is law by statute, which is what this “judge” wants and it is something we’ve never really had, although I believe Louisiana has a civil law-like structure.

  10. Nathan says

    I’d just like to allow places like this to continue their march into the New Dark Ages, by leaving them alone and allowing them to make it miserable for anyone they dislike in their states, then we can setup a fund to relocate gays and others to states where their lives are appreciated. In my fantasy of how this would play out, they;d have a wall up where they shoot anyone crossing into their states from the south, and we’d have one up keeping their guns and hate from coming northward. They can burn coal and have lynchings, and we’ll figure out how to make sure everyone has clean water and heath care. Problem solved. So who wants to start to fund this second great northward migration?

  11. JT says

    A judge is publicly stating that judges don’t have the power to judge? Have his doctors checked him for dementia?

  12. Bryan L says

    What these radical, right-wing, Christian morons can not explain is just how the hell marriage equality is going to affect the current and future marriages of heterosexuals. These homophobes don’t have intelligent reasons or statistics. All they have is a vendetta.

  13. Chuck Mielke says

    These nutcases don’t need to make logical, demonstrable claims because their supporters are mostly mindlessly obedient to authority — any utterance from their canonical leaders is deemed to descend directly from Mt. Sinai. Said utterances then get passed around the echo chamber halls of the faithful and quickly become something that “everybody knows that…” pseudo-truths.

  14. johnny says

    “We have a government of individual men who have the power to decide what the Constitution means.”

    Exactly. So STFU already and lumber off to take a nap somewhere.

    We’ll let you know when we need to hear from you again.

  15. Jim says

    Roy Moore couldn’t call a barbecue together, much less a national constitutional convention. What a self-promoting asswipe this guy is. Nobody outside Alabama gives a crap about this guy. He has no political standing and if anybody remembers him at all they remember Roy’s Rock and that he was a clown in a judge’s robe who got himself fired. Bye, bye, Roy.

  16. jamal49 says

    Roy, honey, I still don’t understand how committed, consenting, adult, same-sex couples being permitted to marry civilly will cause the “institution of family” to fail or collapse, or will stop heterosexual couples from marrying or procreating. Really, Roy, I’ve tried but I just don’t get your logic.