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William Pryor

Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the criminalization of consensual gay sex. In the brief, which he filed in his capacity as Attorney General of Texas, he and fellows argued that a ruling decriminalizing gay sex “must logically extend to activities like prostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, and even incest and pedophilia.”

Reportedly decried Romer v. Evans, a holding which merely allowed LGBTQ individuals to seek protection from discrimination, as establishing “new rules for political correctness.”

Cast a deciding vote against reviewing Florida’s discriminatory adoption statute.

Admitted his family rescheduled a trip to Disney World because the original plans coincided with Gay Days at the park, calling it a “value judgement.”

As Alabama’s Attorney General, Pryor specifically called for a “Marriage Protection Plan” in his 1998 Legislative Agenda which would specifically bar the state from recognizing marriages between LGBTQ couples.

Pushed for a “marriage protection act” in his 1998 legislative agenda (a full five years before any US State even had marriage equality).

The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.

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