A white supremacist named David Purdue has filed a lawsuit against Alabama lawmakers over the state’s controversial ban on same-sex marriage.
In his lawsuit, Purdue contends that Alabama lawmakers “failed to adequately warn the public of the discriminatory and harmful effects of their discriminatory and unconstitutional legislation.”
Purdue’s suit also cites an Alabama law that says the state is not obligated to provide benefits to same-gender couples, and that if a same-day marriage was legalized, Alabama would not be able to provide “advance marriage counseling services.”
The Alabama law has been the subject of intense scrutiny by LGBT advocates, who have filed a number of lawsuits against the state.
Purdue claims the law violates his right to due process.
“Alabama’s discriminatory law violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantee the right to equal protection under the law, according to the lawsuit,” the Washington Post reported.
The lawsuit also claims that the state has failed to comply with a 2014 court ruling that said the state cannot prevent people from marrying in the state if they live outside the state, and the state must provide benefits and services to same sex couples.
Purdue has a history of making controversial statements.
He was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and has served prison time for murder, sexual battery, child endangerment and child rape.