Texas AG Paxton’s Anti-LGBT Buddy Suspended from Alabama Bench for Defying the U.S. Supreme Court

by Dan Quinn

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is one of the most notorious anti-LGBT politicians in the country. In March 2015 he even railed against same-sex marriage at a rally at the Texas Capitol. He was joined at the rally by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton as well as other politicians. Today, however, Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term because he had ordered probate judges in his state to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year striking down laws banning same-sex marriage.

You might remember that Attorney General Paxton essentially encouraged local officials in Texas to defy the U.S. Supreme Court as well. The Texas Freedom Network joined other groups in calling him out. Then when a federal judge also stepped in, it didn’t take long for Paxton to fold like a cheap suit.

Now Paxton’s anti-LGBT Alabama buddy has essentially lost his job for acting as if he is above the law. If Paxton is tempted once again to defy the U.S. Supreme Court, he should be thrown out of office as well.

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