Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Tuesday released two memos related to an ongoing investigation into charges he violated judicial ethics.

Moore sent the memos to fellow justices months after the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell found that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Moore's outspoken opposition to marriage equality led the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to file complaints with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, which forwarded the charges to the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. The court suspended Moore with pay until it decides on the matter.

According to, portions of the memos have been redacted and Moore is fighting the court's request to submit the full un-redacted memos.

In March 2015, before the Obergefell ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order telling probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Days after the high court handed down its ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court asked parties in the case to file arguments on how Obergefell affected its March 2015 order.

After the Alabama Supreme Court failed to act in the case, Moore wrote to this fellow justices, urging them to take action.

In one memo, Moore cited the plight of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who became a Christian celebrity for refusing a judge's order to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples, including same-sex couples.

“As I have said before, Obergefell is particularly egregious because it mandates submission in violation of religious conscience (ask Kim Davis),” Moore wrote. “Either go along or be disqualified from holding public office. In the near future Christians like Clerk Kim Davis will be driven out of public life, forced to forsake their faith or their livelihood.”

128 words are redacted between the two memos, reported.