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Alabama Chief Justice Stands Trial For Blocking Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary tried Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday for violating ethics when he ordered state judges not to issue s...

Alabama Chief Justice To Face Trial For Barring Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics

A court has decided that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will face trial in September for violating judicial ethics after he ordered state judges not ...

In Alabama, a State in Political Turmoil, a Proposed Bridge Sparks Debate

Paul Alexander | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Alexander

It would make sense that in a state where the heads of government in all three branches are in legal and political peril, officials would be leery about a project that will likely financially benefit past and present politicians -- George Wallace and Robert Craft -- to build a bridge that may not even be needed.

Meet The Drag Queen Who Helped Take Down Alabama's Anti-Gay Chief Justice

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices

"I'm just a good old-fashioned drag queen," Ambrosia Starling said in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress. "Do the show. Make somebody smile whe...

Friday Talking Points -- Our 'Dopey Donald' Contest

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pretty much every pundit in the mainstream media got down on their knees and thanked a recent poll which showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three key swing states this week, because they truly want this gravy train to continue.

'Drag Queen' Is Not a Mental Disorder

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When people like Roy Moore want us to believe drag queens are disordered, these gals remind us that drag is strength, drag is courage, drag is tenacity. When you hold our community down, drag can be loud and effective in making change.

Alabama Chief Justice Suspended Over Same-Sex Marriage Order | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

For the second time in his career, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces charges before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary and potential removal from ...

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

The U.S. Supreme Court Should Remind Roy Moore That It Has the Final Say on the U.S. Constitution

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is making national headlines again, and once again it's because of his disdain for the U.S. Constitution.

George Wallace's Daughter Says Roy Moore Is Worse Than Her Dad

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

Peggy Wallace Kennedy, the daughter of segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace, penned an op-ed criticizing Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy...

6 Things You Should Know About Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, made headlines on Wednesday when he directed local judges to stop issuing marriage licenses t...

Reasons Judge Roy Moore Missed SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy

On Wednesday, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered state judges not to issue any marriage licenses contrary to the state's same-sex marriage ban. W...

Alabama Chief Justice Tries To Ban Same-Sex Marriage In His State

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

The chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court issued an administrative order on Wednesday barring state judges from issuing same-sex marriage license...

Please Don't Jail Kim Davis

John A. Tures | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

I'm sure those who have suffered discrimination for being gay might understandably have little sympathy for seeing Kim Davis head off to prison for not fulfilling her oath of office. But is that any way to celebrate a victory?

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Hopes The Country Doesn't Go To War Over Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

While some same-sex marriage critics have threatened to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality last month with civil diso...

VIDEO: Why Marriage Won At The Supreme Court And What Comes Next

Matt Baume | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The idea that gays and lesbians should be included really isn't all that new. It's been there in the Constitution this whole time. The Constitution's just been waiting for us to catch up to it.

Why Alabama's Governor Took Down the Confederate Flag Without a Vote

John A. Tures | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Gov. Bentley probably wanted to have a legislature vote but wouldn't get much support from the conservative politicians. Some say, "Let's vote on the Confederate flag," but given the failure of prior referendums and the angst from the state debate over that issue, Bentley reasoned that it just wasn't going to work in Alabama.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Wants Ruth Bader Ginsburg Impeached

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Roy Moore, the chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, said he thinks U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan should be impe...

WATCH: What Homophobic Politicians' Recent Rhetoric Has in Common With the Ku Klux Klan's

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Creating rules that hold people down is bigotry no matter how friendly you are about it.

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Groups Push To Get Marriage Equality Restarted In Alabama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of civil rights organizations fired the latest shot in Alabama's battle over same-sex marriage Friday, asking a federal judge to...

Amanda Terkel

Alabama Counties Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Overnight, Alabama has largely gone from a marriage equality state to one where most same-sex couples can no longer get married. All...

Let Me Answer Your Questions, Justice Roy Moore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Maybe it is futile to try to explain this to Justice Moore. Would he ever be able to understand that someone who is bisexual is capable of monogamy? Or that gender identity is not linked to sexual orientation? Or that incest is not the same thing as homosexuality? Trying to explain these concepts to Roy Moore is like explaining string theory to a clam.

GOP Senator Sympathizes With Alabama Officials Who Blocked Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Monday he understands why Alabama's probate judges refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even afte...

Texas Wants to Un-Marry Lesbian With Cancer

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

There is one married lesbian couple in Texas right now. Probably. Last week a judge allowed Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant to obtain a marriage license, citing urgency after Sarah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The ruling applies only to this one couple. And according to state officials, that's still one couple too many.

... And Justice for All

Paula Gordon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I'm a little emotional about same-sex couples accepting Alabama Probate Judges' time-honored offer to newlyweds "You may kiss". These marriages are all the sweeter because when we were married by an Alabama Probate Judge three decades ago, it was a very different world. Sorta.