Roy Moore in 2005: ‘Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal’
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said in 2005 that “homosexual conduct should be illegal,” and declared in 2015 that “homosexuality should be illegal.” Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court justice, was suspended from the court last year for refusing to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Moore is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, facing off against incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in a runoff next Tuesday. Strange has the backing of President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), while Moore’s backers include prominent Trump-aligned conservatives like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, ex-Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, and former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.