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Roy Moore: Gay Marriage Ruling 'Worse' Than Pro-Slavery Decision

Roy Moore: Gay Marriage Ruling 'Worse' Than Pro-Slavery Decision

By    |   Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:04 PM

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, now the Republican nominee in the state's high-profile Senate election, said last year the legalization of gay marriage was worse than a 19th century Supreme Court case that upheld slavery.

As reported by Talking Points Memo, Moore spoke with the Here I Stand podcast, run by the Christian Emergency League, and referenced the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) and the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857.

"In 1857, the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property. Of course that contradicted the Constitution, and it took a civil war to overturn it," Moore said.

"But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse in a sense because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi-partner marriages.

"We've got to go back and recognize that what they did in Obergefell was not only to take and create a right that does not exist under the Constitution, but then to mandate that right compels Christians to give up their religious freedom and liberty."

Decided in 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage across the nation.

Dred Scott v. Sandford ruled that blacks were not U.S. citizens and, therefore, did not have the right to file lawsuits. The decision upheld the legality of slavery, which was later reversed.

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, now the Republican nominee in the state's high-profile Senate election, said last year the legalization of gay marriage was worse than a 19th century Supreme Court case that upheld slavery.
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