Remember when marriage equality became the law of the land and the state of Alabama went into a tizzy, requiring smelling salts and cold compresses to get her back upright? Every day I read about the rising number of counties in Alabama who were saying “No Queer Marriage Here.”
Well, last week the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the state cannot defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide and issued a one sentence order that dismissed a challenge by a probate judge and a conservative policy group that wanted the state to bar same-sex marriage:
“IT IS ORDERED that all pending motions and petitions are DISMISSED.”
Chief Justice Roy Moore, a Christian conservative homophobic bigot who has repeatedly spoken out against The Gays and Marriage says previous state orders barring same-sex marriage in Alabama should remain intact though most probate judges — like most of America — are ignoring that directive as much as they ignore Judge Roy Moore.
But what’s funny to me is that, while the Alabama Supreme Court used just eleven words to state that the ruling by SCOTUS will stand, those on the conservative right have written dissents totaling 169 pages.
Eleven words win.