Roy Moore, the Alabama chief justice who reached national prominence for fighting the removal of the Ten Commandments from the state judicial building, has found a new cause: gay marriage.
Mr. Moore sent letters to all 50 governors, calling on them to pressure lawmakers at the state level to amend the U.S. Constitution to reflect that lawful marriages are only those between a man and woman, The Associated Press reported.
Mr. Moore says he's taking the campaign to the states because the country's moral base faces concerted attack. He also said an Article V amendment to the Constitution is the only way to turn the tide on the attack — though courts have never upheld any Article V attempt, AP said.
His campaign has already sparked fire.
One openly gay lawmaker in Alabama — who just married her longtime lesbian partner — doubted the amendment idea would take root. Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat, said in the AP report that the tide has turned on gay marriage and most people in the public now support it.
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