Alabama Voters Reject Roy Moore and His History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • December 12, 2017 • 10:39 pm
Tonight, December 12, in a special Senate election in Alabama, Doug Jones defeated former state Supreme Court chief justice and anti-LGBT advocate Roy Moore. Moore was previously removed from his position after refusing to respect the landmark Obergefell marriage decision as the law of the land. He opposes equal rights for the transgender community, has stated that being gay should be illegal, and has likened being gay to bestiality.

Moore was defeated by Doug Jones, a Democrat with a long history of advocacy for civil rights in the United States.

Masen Davis, CEO of Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement in response to the news:

“LGBT people around the country will be happily celebrating the results of today’s election in Alabama, where Roy Moore, one of the most fervently anti-LGBT forces in the country, has been defeated. Moore demonstrated overwhelming contempt for LGBT people and an inability to treat us with basic respect and dignity. Tonight’s election results prove that discrimination doesn’t win political races. It’s heartwarming to know that Alabamans will have a friend in the Senate who stands on the right side of history.” 
According to the Movement Advancement Project, approximately 113,000 LGBT people live in Alabama – and more than one-third are raising families.

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