Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is
calling on Congress to impeach Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg if she
does not recuse herself from a Supreme Court case challenging gay
marriage bans in four states.
The high court heard arguments in the
case in April and is expected to hand down a decision next month.
Earlier this year, Moore ordered
Alabama probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to gay and
lesbian couples, contradicting a federal judge's ruling striking down
the state's ban and creating confusion in the state.
judge says ruling striking down Alabama's gay marriage ban applies
On Friday, he told Family Research
Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins that the states should defy the
Supreme Court if it strikes down bans nationwide.
“The final say is the United States
said. “It is not the words of a justice. … And you find
nowhere in there marriage.”
“We have justices on the Supreme
Court right now who have actually performed same-sex marriages,
Ginsburg and Kagan,” he said. “Congress should do something
Moore called on Congress to impeach
Justice Ginsburg if she does not recuse herself from the case.
It should be noted that the marriages
celebrated by Ginsburg and Kagan were legal, performed in states
where it was permissible. Oddly, Moore is not calling on justices
who have performed heterosexual marriages to step down from the case.
same-sex wedding, Ruth Bader Ginsburg emphasizes word