Hillary Clinton: Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage ‘unconstitutional’
The presidential hopeful has attacked Roy Moore’s attempts to halt same-sex marriage across Alabama.
Hillary Clinton has spoken out against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s order to ban gay marriage licenses – branding the move “unconstitutional”.
Moore claims that same-sex marriage remains banned in Alabama – even though the ban was struck down by a federal judge last year.
He added that the Supreme Court’s decision only applies other states, including Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
Clinton, however, reminded Moore that marriage equality is now “the law of the land” and warned against ignoring it.
“Today’s unconstitutional order reminds us that, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that all Americans have the right to marry the person they love, our work is far from over,” she said in a statement.
“There are still judges who are determined to stand in the way of people’s rights.
“There are still politicians who argue the court got it wrong and states should ignore its ruling.”
She went to address the harsh anti-gay laws that still operate across the US and promised to continue the fight for equal rights if elected President later this year.
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“We need to ensure that marriage equality is guaranteed and enforced nationwide. And we need to fight discrimination against LGBT Americans wherever it occurs,” Clinton continued.
“There are places where you can get married on Sunday and are at risk of being fired from your job or evicted from your home on Monday because you’re gay.
“That’s not how it should be in the United States of America. As president, I’ll fight for the equal rights of all Americans, no matter who they are or who they love.”
Clinton recently warned against putting a Republican in the White House, saying it would put gay rights at risk.
The former Secretary of State made the claims after six Republican candidates – including three of the four frontrunners – backed a new ‘religious freedom’ law which would allow religious people to discriminate against married gay couples.