BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Alabama Republican Party has passed a resolution to support suspended state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Alabama GOP officials said in a statement Monday that the party passed a resolution in opposition to Moore's potential removal from office.
A Judicial Inquiry Committee complaint against Moore stems from a January order he sent to probate judges saying an Alabama court order banning same-sex marriage remained in place despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively legalizing gay marriage.
The resolution asks lawmakers to pass legislation preventing the removal of statewide elected officials unless done so by the Legislature, where Republicans have a supermajority in both chambers.
The judicial ethics panel in 2003 removed Moore for disobeying a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.