The Southern Poverty Law Center continues its quest to remove Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench.

Today they moved one step closer. The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Committee reviewed the group’s ethics complaints against Moore and decided there was enough evidence to officially file ethics charges against him. The SPLC filed the complaints after Moore refused to allow same-sex marriage in the state despite a federal mandate.

This isn’t the first time Moore has gone through this process. Back in 2003, he was removed from office after refusing to take down a Ten Commandments monument that he installed in the state judicial building.

Moore issued a statement saying he will fight the charges.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary will decide whether Moore should be removed.