Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on Tuesday appealed his suspension.

Tuesday was the last day to file an appeal to a special Alabama Supreme Court appointed to hear his appeal.

The nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary in September suspended Moore without pay for the remainder of his term, which ends in 2019. Because of his age, 69, Moore cannot run for the office again.

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Moore issued an administrative order to the state's 68 probate judges months after the Supreme Court found in Obergefell that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. He told the judge's that Alabama's marriage ban was still in effect because it had been upheld by an Alabama Supreme Court ruling issued four months before the Supreme Court's decision.

Moore has argued that his January 6, 2016 order was meant to provide a “status” report for judges and was not a call to defy the Supreme Court on Obergefell.

“I wasn't telling them to do anything,” Moore said during his trial. “I would not defy any federal court order.”

Some counties, including Mobile County, among the busiest in the state, temporarily stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples in response to Moore's order.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, called Moore's move “desperate.”

“This is the desperate final act of Roy Moore’s failed campaign to restore his position on the Alabama Supreme Court after flagrantly and willfully attempting to block marriage equality at every turn,” said Eva Kendrick, state manager for the Human Rights Campaign, Alabama. “Roy Moore is wasting the court’s time and Alabama taxpayer money, and we urge members of the Court of the Judiciary to stand by their decision.”

Moore argues in his appeal that the Court of the Judiciary exceeded its authority in suspending him for the remainder of his term, effectively removing him from office only because he is too old to seek re-election. He argues that he was suspended because the court did not have the unanimous vote needed to remove him from office.

Moore has a long record of opposing same-sex marriage, including claiming that such unions go against God, will lead to incest, polygamy and child abuse, and will “destroy the United States.”

Moore was ousted from the bench by the same court in 2003 for refusing to remove from public property a monument of the Ten Commandments which he had commissioned. Voters returned him to the bench a decade later.