ACLU responds to Chief Justice Moore’s statements on marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore put his hand in the gay marriage debate Thursday stating be believed a states-led constitutional amendment should define marriage as an institution between a man and a woman.

Moore mailed letters to U.S. governors urging them to oppose marriage equality.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama released a statement Thursday afternoon in response to Moore’s actions.

““Chief Justice Roy Moore said that government has become oppressive and this is yet another perfect example of his contributions to the matter. His definition of marriage as one man-one woman is a religious one,” the ACLU said in a statement. “We support everyone’s rights to have their own religious beliefs, but he is chronically imposing his beliefs on others. This isn’t the first time Justice Moore has been in this spotlight. You’d think he’d learn by now. Times are changing and he needs to get with it. People here think that marriage equality in Alabama will never happen. But I think it will.”

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