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On September 30, 2016, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term for defying federal court rulings in regard to same-sex marriage. It was the culmination of a judicial career spanning 25 years in which he often put his personal views above the law and the U.S. Constitution, frequently bringing religion into the courtroom and basing judicial opinions on his Biblical beliefs. He was also removed from office in 2003 for disobeying a federal court order to remove a granite monument to the Ten Commandments from the state judicial building. Here is a timeline of events:
This is a report about junk science and some of the people who propagate it. It is not about silly, perhaps amusing theories about ESP or life on the moon or even purported miracle cures for cancer. The “science” examined here actively harms people, leading with grim regularity to suicide, depression and an array of self-destructive behaviors. It demeans, defames and defrauds human beings, typically at their most vulnerable moments. And, as if that weren’t enough, it regularly lays the blame for the alleged malady of homosexuality at the feet of gay people’s parents, despite the fact that they are wholly innocent.
After being indoctrinated online into the world of white supremacy and inspired by a racist hate group, Dylann Roof told friends he wanted to start a “race war.” Someone had to take “drastic action” to take back America from “stupid and violent” African Americans, he wrote.
Across the South, Americans of all races, ethnicities and creeds are asking why governmental bodies in a democracy based on the promise of equality should display symbols so closely associated with the bondage and oppression of African Americans.
Our report found that the campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported.
Transgender individuals are those whose “gender identity” – their personal sense of being male or female – does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.
The Orleans Parish district attorney is prosecuting children as adults in unprecedented numbers.
The hardline groups promoting ‘religious freedom restoration acts’ to justify anti-gay discrimination.
Alabama legislators have been entrusted with great responsibility.
Each year, they face decisions that shape the future of this state and its people for generations. As this legislative guide by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) makes clear, the 2016 session is no exception.