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    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Orders Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces the media after being removed from office in Montgomery, Alabama, November 13, 2003. The nine members of Alabama's Court of the Judiciary unanimously voted to remove Moore, whose refusal to obey a U.S. order to move a Ten Commandments monument fueled a national debate over the place of God in public life.

    Bob Ealum/Reuters

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order Wednesday informing the state’s probate judges of their “ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary” to Alabama’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision overturning such state bans, Moore maintains Alabama’s law is still valid, and that as chief justice he is empowered to “take affirmative and appropriate action to correct or alleviate any condition or situation adversely affecting the administration of justice within the state.”

    Read it at AL.com