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Suspended Justice Roy Moore Might Lose His Job—Again—Over Same-Sex Marriage

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will face a judiciary hearing—for the second in his career—that could end with him disbarred from the state Supreme Court.

Again.

Moore is set to appear at a hearing Monday before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary because of his actions and comments following last year’s same-sex ruling.

Moore has been accused of encouraging probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court ruling, leading to confusion and delays at the local level for LGBT couples seeking the right to marry.

After he was suspended in May, Moore called the accusations against him politically motivated and referred to one of the complainants, drag queen Ambrosia Starling, as someone who only a few years ago would have been classified as having a mental disease.

Moore opponents, led by Starling, and advocates lined up outside the judicial building in anticipation of the hearing.

The chief justice was thrown off the bench in 2003 when he refused to remove a monument of the 10 Commandments from the state judicial building. He was reelected in 2012. 

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