By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Friday, January 8, the Hillary Clinton for President campaign released a statement by Hillary For America Senior Policy Advisor, Maya Harris, attacking Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore of standing in the doorway of progress and said that the Chief Justice and the Republican candidates for President do not represent our nation at its best.
Harris wrote, “Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has issued an order barring judges in the state from granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That’s not only offensive to LGBT Americans and everyone who fought for equality?—it’s unconstitutional.”
Harris wrote, “Here’s the most frightening part of Justice Moore’s actions: He is far from alone. There are still too many people who are determined to stand in the way of progress, even as the rest of the country moves forward. And some of those people want to be your next president. Every single Republican candidate opposes marriage equality.”
Harris quoted former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nomination frontrunner Hillary Clinton, “There are still judges who are determined to stand in the way of people’s rights. There are still politicians who argue the court got it wrong and states should ignore its ruling. We need to ensure that marriage equality is guaranteed and enforced nationwide. And we need to fight discrimination against LGBT Americans wherever it occurs?”
Ms. Harris called President Obama, “An historic champion for LGBT rights,” and said that the president who takes his place, “Has to be committed to continuing the fight for full and meaningful equality?—?not someone who will rip away all the progress we’ve made.”
Harris wrote that when the Supreme Court ruled last June, Hillary Clinton said their decision “represents our country at its best: inclusive, open, and striving towards true equality.”
Harris wrote, “People like Justice Moore and the Republican candidates do not represent our nation at its best. They want to stand in the doorway of progress and block our path to a future where all Americans have full and equal rights. But we will not be dragged back into the past. With Hillary Clinton as our president, we will keep moving forward to a time when all Americans can enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, no matter who they are or who they love.”
Bryan Fischer agrees with the Moore ruling. Fischer wrote, “The only one in this sorry mess so far who is actually upholding the Constitution is Justice Roy Moore. He is following the Constitution of the United States, which does not authorize the central government to meddle in marriage, and he is upholding the plain meaning of the Alabama State Constitution, which it is his sworn duty to do. This is not civil disobedience, it is constitutional obedience. Of the highest and most noble order. It’s not Judge Moore who is defying the law of the land. He’s upholding it and defending it. No, the ones defying the law of the land would be any Alabama probate judges who defy Judge Moore’s legally authorized order.”
Fischer is the former Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association. He hosts the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio.
At last report, probate judges in Jefferson, Montgomery, and Mobile (after a brief interruption) Counties are still issuing the marriage licenses to homosexual couples.