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New HRC billboard trolls Alabama Supreme Court chief justice

The Human Rights Campaign is trolling embattled Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore as the nation’s most homophobic judge faces ethics charges for telling probate judges they should ignore the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

The group has purchased space on a billboard near downtown Montgomery, Alabama – a few blocks from where the complaint against Moore will be heard. The judge has been suspended from the bench since May.

The sign says the ethics committee should “Dismiss Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore” under the hashtag #NoMoore.

“Roy Moore took an oath to uphold the laws of the United States and Alabama, yet he has flagrantly defied every federally binding pro-marriage equality ruling,” said Eva Kendrick, state manager of the Human Rights Campaign, Alabama, in an emailed statement.

“This billboard serves as a reminder that Roy Moore is unfit to serve the people of Alabama on our highest court, and should be removed and censured for his obstructionist tactics.”

Moore was previously booted off the court in 2003 after he refused to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments that he had commissioned from the Alabama Judicial Building despite orders to do so from a federal judge. He was serving as the court’s chief justice at the time.

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