Wednesday, November 2, 2016

America Supreme Court Chief Justice Ray Moore suspended for defiance over same-sex marriage


Summary: On September 30, 2016, Roy Moore, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice was suspended for defying same sex marriage. He was also removed from office in 2003 after he refused to remove a 10 commandments monument he had installed in a judicial building in Montgomery and was reelected in 2012. In January this year, he issued an order probating the judges in the state from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore ¨disgraced his office and undermined the integrity of the judiciary by putting his personal religious beliefs above his sworn duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution¨.
Connection: This is connected to Federalism because Moore was making rules that contradicted the federal government. Federalism is where the laws of the US Government overrule laws of the states. Same-sex marriage is legal according to the US government, so it is not allowed for Moore, an Alabama Chief Justice to prohibit judges from issuing marriage licenses.
Questions:
Do you think it was right for Moore to suspended?
Are there any other ways to fix this situation?
Why do you think Moore put his own religious beliefs above his sworn duty to uphold the US Constitution?

13 comments:

  1. Why can he just mind his own business and not trip out about same sex marriage. His own religious beliefs should not conflict with the Constitution. Him staying in power brings up more issues with basic beliefs.

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  2. i believe he should have not been suspended because it is his own opinion. The reason why he was suspended was because someone else on the other of the opinion was influencing the decision making. the way to fix the situation is to lift the suspension

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  3. The fact that it was his own opinion, he just spoke out for what he believed in. I feel like there really isn't any solution to this situation since whoever suspended him, had a different opinion than him. And they would never be able to compromise on a solution.

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  4. I think it was right for Moore to be suspended because although I understand that one's opinions are important, that person should hold them up to such high regard. It's understandable to be against same-sex marriage, but trying to actively stop it because one was brought up in an environment in which same-sex marriage was looked down upon isn't right.

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  5. i do believe it was right for him to get suspended. it was wrong for him to do that to other same sex couples. i don't know if there is another way to fix this. the only way wound be to fire him i guess but you cant do that. i think he did it because he thinks it is right.

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  6. I do believe he put his beliefs in first place, and i do think it was right of them to suspended him for trying to defy the governemnt

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  7. In my opinion, I believe that Moore should have known that his beliefs were against the ones of the Federal government, so he should have been expecting the consequences.

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  8. I believe that he should be suspended for going against the constitution. The constitution clearly states freedom of religion. That includes freedom from other's religion. The matter of gay marrige has been talked over to great extent, and many countries have ruled it legal to have gay marrige.

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  9. I believe it was the right decision to suspend him as he should follow the constitution before his own religious beliefs.

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  10. I think it is right for him to be suspended. Since he was clearly out of line it is definitely important to stop anyone ASAP when that happens. There was no other way to fix this situation because he went against the constitution and that is unconstitutional. Because what you believe in strongly often has a influence on your decisions and commitments

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  11. I think it was right to suspend him, he shouldn't be the chief of justice without accepting all of the rules made by the government. I think we have to persuade his thoughts to switch over to accepting same sex marriage. I think he believes that his religion is superior and I think that he thinks god made man-kind for a reason, and one reason only.

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  12. I believe his suspension was justified because he allowed his personal opinions to interfere with his job. he tried to actively stop same sex couples from getting married and it was not his place to do that because same sex marriage is legal.

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  13. I do not think it was right to suspend him because he was saying his rights.

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