Posted on September 30, 2016
VICTORY: Alabama judge Roy Moore suspended from the bench
Our activism works.
Friday, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for using his office and his authority to block marriage equality.
Last January, more than 53,000 CREDO activists pushed back on Judge Moore’s hateful and bigoted misuse of power. They recognized that despite the fact that LGBTQ people could marry in all 50 states, the fight for equality for LGBTQ Americans was far from over.
In the last nine months, CREDO members have also pushed back against extremist state legislators’ attempts to pass anti-transgender laws. Most notably, CREDO members helped force the NBA and NCAA to pull major games from North Carolina in response to the state’s discriminatory anti-transgender law, HB 2.
The massive opposition to HB 2 is having a chilling effect in other states like Texas where right-wing extremist legislators are trying to push similar anti-LGBTQ bills. Alabama’s strong rebuke of Judge Moore will send a similar message to other anti-LGBTQ public officials that there will be a price to pay for obstructing equality.
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Thank you for your activism. It clearly matters.