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Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended for defying Supreme Court marriage ruling

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is facing permanent removal from office after instructing local judges to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Last year the Supreme Court ruled that marriage rights should be extended to same-sex couples, but earlier this year Moore instructed judges to defy that order.

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