Religious Groups Support Moore's Gay Marriage Stand

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two groups that rallied around Chief Justice Roy Moore during his 2003 Ten Commandments fight are speaking out in support of his stand on gay marriage.

The Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and the Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council, will hold the Wednesday press conference in front of the Alabama Supreme Court building in Montgomery.

A federal judge last month ruled Alabama's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Moore has directed probate judges to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore says only one probate judge is facing a direct court order to issue the licenses.

Mahoney and Schenck organized rallies in support of Moore before he was ousted from office for refusing to move a Ten Commandments monument from the judicial building.


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