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Alabama Democrats Disqualify Bigoted Candidate For State Chief Justice

The Alabama Democratic Party officially disqualified Harry Lyon as their candidate for Chief Justice of Alabama, citing several hateful and bigoted comments Lyon wrote on his Facebook page. Lyon, who received the party’s nomination because he was unopposed in the party primary, called gay people and marriage equality supporters “an abomination of God,” and claimed that “only sick and perverted persons believe in homosexuality or lesbianism, though there are a lot of them.” The party argued that these comments violated judicial canons regarding public statements of judges and judicial candidates, and thus they were justified in stripping Lyon of his nomination.

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