AL chief justice blames problems on ‘transvestite’ which is ‘mental disorder’
Judge Roy Moore longs for the day when being a transvestite was a “mental disorder.”
Roy Moore is facing complaints of ethics violations and accusations that he directed Alabama judges to defy the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all U.S. states. Activists filed complaints with the Judicial Inquiry Commission of Alabama, which will determine whether Moore will face ethics charges.
He blamed Ambrosia Starling, who he called a “transvestite,” for performing what he characterized as an illegal “mock wedding” on the court steps in January — months after the federal high court legalized the unions.
“We’re in a serious time in our country. We are at a time in our country when people who just a few years ago would have been ascribed a mental illness, a mental disorder,” he said. “When I started in 2013, if that would have happened then, this person and the people around her… would have been said to have a mental disorder… Today that person is violating and has violated a court order and is now bringing complaints against the chief justice.