Roy Moore: Alabama top judge ousted over gay marriage stand

Roy Moore: Alabama top judge ousted over gay marriage stand
 

Alabama's top judge has been suspended for the remainder of his term for defying federal court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage.
Roy Moore, 69, violated judicial ethics with an order seen as directing probate judges to deny marriage licences to gay couples, a judicial panel ruled.
The decision was a "politically motivated effort" by radical groups, he said. His lawyer has vowed to appeal.
It is the second suspension for Mr Moore, an outspoken conservative.
In 2003, he was removed for refusing to take down a monument of the Ten Commandments he installed at a state... read more

 
1 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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