MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery-based Foundation for Moral Law reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Friday that clears the way for same-sex marriage in every state by saying the fight is not over.
The foundation, started by Roy Moore, said "the battle for traditional marriage will continue despite the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court..." Moore, who has publicly opposed gay marriage and recommended Alabama probate judges not issue licenses despite a federal order, currently sits as the Chief Justice of Alabama's Supreme Court. His wife, Kayla, is president of the foundation.
The High Court's ruling was illegitimate, according to the Foundation, which believes "at least 2 members of the Court's majority opinion were under a legal duty to recuse and refrain from voting." The Foundation has previously stated that Justices Kagan and Ginsburg should step aside because they have personally performed same-sex marriages.
"This means we've got more work to do, but we are determined to do it," said Kayla Moore. "The Foundation is involved with a same-sex marriage case in the Middle District of Alabama, and that case will continue. There are issues in this case that the Supreme Court's decision didn't resolve."
The organization's leaders say they believe churches, businesses, and individuals "are likely to come under attack for following their moral and religious convictions about same-sex marriage." Executive Director Matthew Kidd went on, "When they are attacked, the Foundation will be there to defend them."