The Alabama supreme court last week upheld Moore’s suspension for issuing an administrative order urging state probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
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“The Trump administration may want to use the fake repeal of HB 2 as an excuse to further turn their backs on the transgender community, but the rest of us aren’t going to give up that easily,” said James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT Project.
"This bill is absurd, unconstitutional, and further proof that some North Carolina legislators remain committed to discriminating against LGBT people and their families," said Sarah Gillooly, policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.
LGBTQ people and those with low incomes, especially women of color, rely on Obamacare's birth control benefit and other preventive services, but advocates say the Trump administration is targeting their ability to access health care, even if Republicans can't repeal the law entirely.
LGBTQ right advocates excoriated the Trump administration following Roger Severino's appointment, accusing the administration of putting "the fox in charge of the hen house.”
Justice Sotomayor dryly noted that the explanation of "he reached for his waistband" is a depressingly well-worn one, trotted out all too often to justify police shootings.