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Ronald Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-wining author and TV/radio commentator. His columns are carried in over forty newspapers and online publications including USA Today, Forbes, The Daily Caller, Orange County Register, Dallas News and Panama City News Herald.


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Alabama judge's losing fight against same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage now is legal in 37 states (and about 10 other states have become bi-curious), but apparently not in Alabama. After two federal court decisions gave gays the OK to walk down the aisle, elected Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did his best imitation of George Wallace's "Jim Crow standing in the schoolhouse door." He instructed Alabama judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Chief Justice Moore looks like the mayor in the movie "Footloose." He has one of those awful, "old Southern man, helmet hair" haircuts that makes a clear statement: "No gay guy has ever touched my hair." It is an image Alabama and the South do not need.

Yet, this is just Alabama is flexing its states'-rights muscles, trying to delay the inevitable. Gay marriage in Alabama eventually will be like gay marriage in almost any other state, except that somehow a hounds-tooth-print hat will be incorporated into the ceremony.

It is the position of Chief Justice Moore...full column text

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Columns by Ronald Hart. Ron grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. His columns reflect a rare combination of Southern libertarian views and humor. They have been described as "Lewis Grizzard meets P.J. O'Rourke with a dash of Will Roger's horse sense". His columns are carried by 30 newspapers with a total weekly circulation of approximately 1 million readers.