Supporters plan rally for suspended Alabama chief justice


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Supporters of embattled Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore say they plan to rally to support both states’ rights and “traditional” marriage.

Moore supporters Thursday gathered in front of the Supreme Court as a “call to action.”

Moore is suspended while awaiting trial on a complaint before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. He’s accused of violating judicial ethics amid his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Dean Young, a former congressional candidate and Moore aide, says Montgomery is “ground zero in the cultural war.” Young says Moore is simply standing up for the majority of Alabamians.

Attorney John Eidsmoe, a Foundation for Moral Law attorney, says same-sex marriage supporters hope to “suppress opposition” by removing Moore.

The Sanctity of Marriage Alabama group plans to hold a larger rally next Saturday.

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