Roy Moore: 'I don't know what my future is going to be'

Published: Oct. 14, 2016 at 9:34 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2016 at 2:16 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is appealing the Court of the Judiciary's ruling to suspend him for the rest of his term.

Moore was suspended without pay, without insurance and without the ability to run again because of charges stemming from a January order.

"It came on a legal order, and I will stand by this order till I hear one judge tell me which paragraph in this order is illegal, immoral, or unethical, they can't do it," Roy Moore said.

The Court of the Judiciary ruled the order directed state probate justices to not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, violating a supreme court ruling from the previous summer.

Moore said his future is reliant on the status of the appeal. According to the Liberty Council, who is representing Moore, the supreme court has fired Moore's law clerks, started opening "official looking mail" and asked him to empty his office of personal effects by Tuesday.

Moore said he didn't attempt to violate any federal ruling, as that would be against his duty as a judge. However, Moore did say the SCOTUS ruling on same sex Marriage is dangerous.

"It is the first time in history we not only said something wrong, but we are enforcing it through civil penalties," Moore said.

Moore said his suspension is not because of any actions because of what he thinks and believes.

Moore's appeal and request to recuse some justices sits before the Alabama supreme court.

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