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AL ACLU head derides Moore's marriage equality opposition

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Executive Director Susan Watson said Chief Justice Roy Moore is "chronically imposing" his beliefs on others. Executive Director Susan Watson said Chief Justice Roy Moore is "chronically imposing" his beliefs on others.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

The American Civil Liberties Union has responded to the Alabama Chief Justice's open letter on the gay marriage debate.

Thursday, Roy Moore sent letters to all 50 state governors urging for a constitutional amendment recognizing only unions between one man and one woman.

In a statement (PDF), Susan Watson, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama said that while the ACLU supports everyone's rights to their own religious beliefs, Moore's actions were "chronically imposing his beliefs on others."

She said "Moore said that government has become oppressive and this is yet another perfect example of his contributions to the matter."

"Times are changing and he needs to get with it," Watson said in the statement. "People here think that marriage equality in Alabama will never happen. But I think it will."

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