I’ve always giggled at those rightwingnuts who cry “Activist judges” every time a court rules in a way with which they disagree.
And so that’s why I’m not the least bit shocked that none of those goose-stepping loons cried foul yesterday when the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order to the state’s probate judges telling them to ignore that federal court order — one that was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States — requiring Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Can I get a ‘treason’ up in here? See, by issuing this order, the Alabama court is ignoring the supremacy clause of the Constitution, which clearly establishes the federal courts’ authority. But wait, y’all, those non-activist Alabama judges have reason for being dumbasses:
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama has declared that Alabama’s laws that define marriage as being only between two members of the opposite sex — what has been denominated traditional marriage — violate the United States Constitution. After careful consideration of the reasoning employed by the federal district court in , we find that the provisions of Alabama law contemplating the issuance of marriage licenses only to opposite-sex couples do not violate the United States Constitution and that the Constitution does not alter or override the ministerial duties of the respondents under Alabama law.
See, those Alabama judges — not an activist among them remember — have declared that they do not care, nor do they have to abide by, what the federal courts say is Constitutional. There are those that are saying that, while this isn’t a “formal” declaration of secession, it comes awfully close.
To which I would say, “So long, Alabama. It’s not me, it’s you.”
You don’t believe in equality; you don’t believe in the laws of this country’ you don’t follow the rules. Take a hike, and good luck out there.
Oh, and make sure you take these 'judges' with you ...