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Man who disrupted Supreme Court gay marriage hearing gets 3 weeks in jail

Man who disrupted Supreme Court gay marriage hearing gets 3 weeks in jail

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A man who disrupted a gay marriage hearing at the US Supreme Court has been sentenced to 21 weeks in jail.

Rives Miller Grogan, 50, of Mansfield, Texas, told US District Judge Randolph D Moss on Thursday (10 December) that his Christian faith had compelled him to ‘warn’ the justices.

On 28 April, just after the first lawyer had finished speaking, the serial protester stood up and shouted: ‘If you support gay marriage, you will burn in hell!’

‘Homosexuality is an abomination!’ Grogan shouted as he was dragged out of the room by security.

The justices ruled 5-4 to legalize gay marriage nationwide on 26 June.

Grogan pleaded guilty to illegally demonstrating inside the court in September.

As part of the plea deal, he agreed to stay away from the courthouse, except its public sidewalks, for a year.

Grogan also disrupted oral arguments on a law banning late-term abortions at the Supreme Court in 2006.

On Thursday, Grogan wore a pro-life T-shirt to his sentencing.

Watch a video of the incident below: