Alabama Chief Justice may lose his job in fight over same-sex marriage ruling

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A hearing set for Aug. 8 will determine the course of the judicial ethics case against suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who could be removed from office for an order he issued about same-sex marriage.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary is scheduled to consider a request by judicial investigators to convict Moore of violating canons of conduct without a trial. That could result in Moore’s immediate removal from office.

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Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

But they are urging the court to resist embracing what they see as a radical change in society’s view of what constitutes a marriage, especially without more information about how same-sex marriage affects children who are raised by two fathers or two mothers.

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California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s Supreme Court voted Jan. 23 to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory committee barring judges’ affiliation with the organization.

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HRC, LGBT Baptists attend Southern Baptist convention

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and a small group of LGBT Baptists attended a conference put on by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. The meeting, titled “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage,” was held in Nashville, Tenn. On Oct. 28 to discuss the growing issue of LGBTs and religion.

While some religions have become accepting toward the LGBT population, not all have. A recent survey done by the HRC showed more than 50 percent of LGBT Mississippians who participated in the survey were people of faith, yet 22 percent of them had received harassment on a monthly of more frequent basis by their places of worship. This trend was also apparent in states like Alabama and Arkansas.

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San Diego PAC fined for ethics violations

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San Diego (AP) – A political action committee formed by opponents of a former San Diego city councilman has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws.

Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio made calls and distributed leaflets stating that DeMaio is gay. The leaflets showed him standing near a man dressed in drag.

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