Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Alabama Homophobia Must End

On Monday when Alabama became the 37th state for marriage equality over half of the state’s counties probate judges began refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay & lesbian couples. Big surprise that this state famous for hatemongers going back to slavery & the KKK would attempt to deny their gay & lesbian citizens from the pursuit of happiness. In Washington Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, criticized Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for asking local authorities to ignore a federal court’s order to issue marriage licenses to gay & lesbian couples. Pocan stated, “Chief Justice Roy Moore’s actions threaten the legal foundation our country is built on – equal justice under the law. Courts in states across the country have ruled discrimination in any form has no place in our democratic society. The U.S. Constitution protects all civil & human rights & it is up to the courts to apply those protections equally for every citizen. It’s disappointing to see Judge Moore’s judicial activism block marriage equality for the people of Alabama & his blatant disregard for our legal system. The country has recently made great strides to ensure equality for all & our progress will not stop in Alabama.” Updates to Come…:)
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