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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A small-town drag queen who goes by the name Ambrosia Starling is the new worst nightmare of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Moore has called out Starling of Dothan twice by name recently while defending himself against allegations of violating judicial canons with his opposition to same-sex marriage. Moore cites the cross-dressing entertainer as a reason he's at risk of losing his job for the second time since 2003.
That's fine with Starling, who helped lead an anti-Moore rally on the steps of the Alabama Supreme Court building in January. Opponents that day filled out more than 40 complaints against Moore, who already faced other complaints. He could be removed from office if he is found to have violated judicial ethics.
Moore calls the charges unfounded and politically motivated.