- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A legal group has filed a complaint against an Alabama Supreme Court justice over his public comments against same-sex marriage.

The Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday it has filed a complaint with the Judicial Inquiry Commission against Justice Tom Parker.

The complaint cites comments Parker made on a Christian radio show.

Parker criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage and said states should serve as a check on federal power. The complaint quotes Parker as saying that resisting gay marriage could start a “revival of what we need in this country.”

The complaint accuses Parker of showing disrespect for the judiciary and of violating ethical standards by commenting on a case before the state court.

A court system spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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