Alabama Judge Faces Ethics Complaint for Gay Marriage Letter

An Alabama judge is facing an ethics complaint after he wrote a letter to the state's governor, in which he urged judges to ignore a recent ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban, saying that "we must act to oppose such tyranny" being imposed by "judicial fiat," NBC News reported. A civil rights group on Wednesday filed a judicial ethics complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, saying his comments were "encouraging lawlessness." Moore's letter was in response to the decision on Friday by U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade to throw out Alabama's same-sex marriage ban.

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