Same-sex marriage opponents to rally

Published 1:14 am Thursday, February 19, 2015

Opponents of same-sex marriage will hold a rally at the State Capitol on Saturday.

Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, an informal group supporting “marriage as defined by God,” will lead the rally starting at 10 a.m.

The same group held a rally on Feb. 7.

In a news release, the group expressed support for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his opposition to gay marriage and for probate judges who have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Covington County is among the 11 counties are not issuing licenses to same-sex couples. Other counties include Washington, Shelby Chambers, Choctaw, Clay, Cleburne, Escambia, Houston, Marengo and Pickens Counties. Six counties aren’t issuing to anyone: Bibb, Clarke, Geneva, Pike, Randolph and Walker Counties, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

John Eidsmoe, senior counsel for the Foundation for Moral Law, and several pastors will speak at the rally, according to the news release.

Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, is president of the Foundation for Moral Law. In 2011, the year before Roy Moore was elected to his current office, he held a 20-hour a week job withe the foundation, for which he was paid $453,000.

–Staff reports