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.
At a special meeting on May 4, the Oxford City Council voted 3-2 to repeal a discriminatory new anti-transgender ordinance, which would have prevented trans residents and visitors from using public restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity, and imposed a $500 fine or six months in jail on violators. Learn more about the repeal of this shameful ordinance.
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.
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.
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