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Alabama minister tried to marry a lesbian couple — now she’s on probation

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A minister arrested on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for trying to perform a gay wedding in an Alabama courthouse pleaded guilty on Monday but will avoid serving time in jail, Montgomery Advertiser reports.

Anne Susan DiPrizio, 44, entered the plea in Autauga County Circuit Court.

A judge ordered her to pay a $250 fine and gave her a 30-day jail sentence, which was suspended later in place of a six months unsupervised probation.

“I’m glad this is over and we can put this behind us,” DiPrizio said after the hearing.

The Unitarian minister offered to marry a lesbian couple inside the Autauga County Probate Office in February after a federal judge struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Many counties in Alabama were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at the time and the lesbian couple had received their license a few minutes before.

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The day before the arrest, the judge had halted all marriage ceremonies in the Probate Office. DiPrizio refused to leave the office after sheriff’s deputies were called, according to court records. She was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

After spending about three hours in the Autauga Metro Jail that day, DiPrizio was released on a $1,000 bond.

Counties have since halted issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether same-sex weddings are constitutional. While the licenses were available in Alabama, hundreds of same-sex couples wed statewide.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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