Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
The Alabama Supreme Court DID reject the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 opinion regarding marriage. There’s been some confusion out there with what the media has reported. But in fact, what the Alabama Supreme Court did was clearly reject the legitimacy of the 5-4 opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mat Staver: Matt, I know you’ve posted things. We’ve presented information and press releases regarding this case. And it’s very clear that the Alabama Supreme Court did not accept the legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 marriage opinion.
Matt Barber: No, it rejected it and despite what the media…the media completely turned it around and it was a misunderstanding of some misinformation that was put out by some attorneys. But the Alabama Supreme Court maintained the laws on the books in Alabama that determine that marriage is between a man and a woman and the majority, the decision, said unequivocally that the state of Alabama and the Alabama constitution does not accept or respect the opinion of the High Court here because, the United States Supreme Court, because it is not rooted in law, it’s not rooted in the Constitution. They basically said we can interpret the Constitution just like anybody else does and this is an illegitimate decision.
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