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Alabama; Marriage equality; Roy MooreOn August 4, 2016, HRC Alabama revealed a new billboard off I-85 in Montgomery calling out disgraced, notoriously anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. The billboard reads “#NoMoore: Dismiss Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore”.

On May 7 the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for his consistent defiance of pro-marriage equality federal rulings in the state. Since January 2015, when Alabama's marriage ban was first struck down, Chief Justice Moore has used his position to block marriage equality at every juncture. Read more about Moore's suspension.


Although seven anti-LGBT bills were introduced in the Alabama legislature this season, not one passed.


The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is working with lawmakers and advocates to pass the Equality Act in Congress, as well as strong non-discrimination protections at the state and local levels.

Find out what’s at stake in the 2016 state legislature.

If you are a reporter seeking up to the minute information about measures in Alabama, please email press@hrc.org and/or subscribe to our daily tipsheet.

 

In an unprecedented effort to bring equality to Alabama, HRC launched Project One America, a comprehensive campaign to dramatically expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. 

Click Here to Voice Your Support or text ONEALABAMA to 30644 to join us.


Are you a faith leader in Alabama? Pledge to make your community and congregation a more inclusive space for LGBTQ people by clicking here!

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