Opinion | AG Steve Marshall defends complicity in sexual assault

January 22, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Last week under the headline, “State attorney general defends decision to keep accused sexual harasser on staff when he was a DA,” al.com’s Howard Koplowitz, let current appointed state’s Attorney General Steve Marshall explain why he kept Assistant District Attorney Byron Waldrop on his staff even after a federal judge found it an indisputable fact that Waldrop sexually assaulted Donna Dunlap, a co-worker.

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Reaction to Judge’s Decision Striking Down Alabama’s Gay Marriage Ban

January 26, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, January 23, Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn), US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), and Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead issued written statements following Friday’s ruling from a federal judge stating that the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the Alabama Marriage Protection Act are unconstitutional.

Speaker Hubbard said, “It is outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overturn the will of millions of Alabamians who stand in firm support of the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment. The Legislature will encourage a vigorous appeals process, and we will continue defending the Christian conservative values that make Alabama a special place to live.”
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Virginia Decision Increases Likelihood of Federal Courts Intervention in Gay Marriage

February 17, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen ruled in a 41 page opinion that Virginia’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman only and “any other Virginia law that bars same-sex marriage or prohibits Virginia’s recognition of lawful same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions unconstitutional.”

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) who refused to defend the Virginia law said, “The decision is a victory for the Constitution and for treating everyone equally under the law,” Mr. Herring said. “It is the latest step in a journey towards equality for all Virginians, no matter who they are or whom they love.”
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