Bill Says No Alabama Residents Are Inherently Evil
The Associated Press, March 5, 2002
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—A bill has been introduced in
the Alabama Legislature to declare that no class of Alabama citizens is
State Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said he introduced the bill Tuesday
in response to a recent written opinion by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy
Moore that homosexuality is "inherently evil." Moore's declaration
was made as the Supreme Court awarded custody of children to a heterosexual
father instead of a lesbian mother.
Holmes said he wants to make sure that some future court does not interpret
Moore's opinion to be the law of the state of Alabama.
"This clears up that matter of what's evil," Holmes said.
Moore has said he based his opinion on common law. Holmes' bill says that
interpretation should not be considered part of Alabama law.
"Any interpretation of common law or any provision of statutory law
that has been or may be cited to declare any class of citizens to be
'inherently evil' is null and void," the bill says.
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