CNN host Chris Cuomo held Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s feet to the fire in an interview on New Day Thursday morning, looking for an answer to the simple question of whether the judge would refuse to enforce the law if the Supreme Court rules this summer that states cannot prohibit same-sex marriage.
Moore talked in circles around the issue, at times attempting to turn the interview around demanding that Cuomo tell him if he would have enforced Plessy v. Ferguson or Dred Scott. Cuomo repeatedly told him that it was not his place to do so and when Moore persisted, Cuomo finally told him that if he had been a state supreme court justice he would have had no choice but to obey the law regardless of his personal opinion.
Cuomo went back to the fact that Moore was basing his opinion on his religious beliefs over and over and each time Moore avoided giving a direct answer.
“Our laws do not come from God, and you know that,” Cuomo said. “They come from man… Our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith, that’s my faith. But that’s not our country. Our laws come from the collective agreement and compromise.”
“It’s not about my feelings, it’s about the law,” Moore insisted several times.
Watch the interview in the video below.