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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A few months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Now, the state of Alabama is fighting back…

In a plea before the Alabama Supreme Court, two organizations argued that the U.S. Supreme Court is supposed to uphold the constitution, “not invent a new one.”

“It is in the best interest of children and this state to preserve the fundamental and immutable nature of marriage between one man and one woman,” a brief filed recently by the American College of Pediatricians told the state court, according to WND.

“If accepted, Obergefell’s policy implementation will deliberately and intentionally deny children the father or the mother so essential to their well-being..” the brief continued. “This court should also be reminded that the Constitution of the United States is the ‘supreme law of the land’ and is never trumped by an opinion that ignores the text, structure, and delegated jurisdictions of that document.”

This brief from the doctors was joined by one from Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life, who argued that, “the members of this court have sworn an oath of office to uphold the law, defined as ‘this Constitution, and the law of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof.’”

Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, pointed out that there is “a growing number of voices calling for resistance to the lawless marriage opinion.”

“Supreme Court justices swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, not invent a new one,” he continued. “When they put their personal opinions in writing without one shred of constitutional support, the people have a right to question their authority.”

Staver went on to say that Supreme Court justices “do not have unlimited authority.”

“The Alabama Supreme Court justices have also sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, and they should act in accordance with the law, not the opinion of five unelected lawyers,” he added.

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