On Monday, the 蒙哥马利广告商 报道 一个团队称自己为“白谎言”，从阿拉巴马州塞尔玛的老直播橡木公墓偷走了500,000美元的杰斐逊戴维斯，并持有赎金。
纪念碑是一个华丽的石头椅子 - 该集团警告认为除非他们的要求达到，他们将把椅子转化为厕所。
<div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="d3f31a7237ce2564755193c656c63d3f" id="35117"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1379169062593396736"><div style="margin:1em 0">An organization calling itself "White Lies Matter" has stolen a Confederate monument and is holding it for ransom.… //t.co/K5ikaiG0VJ</div> — Kevin M. Levin (@Kevin M. Levin)<a href="//twitter.com/KevinLevin/statuses/1379169062593396736">1617654502.0</a></blockquote></div><p>
"而不是现金......本集团向联邦女儿询问了弗吉尼亚州总部以外的横幅挂在24小时外，从4月9日起，下午9点开始，有一个assata shakur的报价。 4月9日是罗伯特E. Lee的156周年'S在Appomattox，弗吉尼亚州的投降，"据报道Kirsten Fiscus和Marty Roney。
"Failure to do so will result in the monument, an ornate stone chair, immediately being turned into a toilet," <a href="//www.al.com/news/2021/04/500000-jefferson-davis-chair-stolen-in-selma-will-be-a-toilet-unless-confederate-group-meets-demands-email-claims.html?fbclid=IwAR0OzxvPWsy8BjZaszS8Nej39GzTmE2ARNhD55fg5YHYb_LIJDrXL7ftA1U" target="_blank">said</a> the group's email, as reported by AL.com. "If they do display the banner, not only will we return the chair intact, but we will clean it to boot."
In recent years, there has been a redoubled effort to remove Confederate monuments around the country, most of which were erected as a display of white supremacy and intimidation during periods of civil rights upheaval. One of the most contentious is a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia that led to the neo-Nazi riots in the city in 2017. A state judge has now ruled that monument can be <a href="//www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-charlottesville-robert-e-lee-statue-court-ruling-20210401-k6lilhjwkzabhdqmseypu4up34-story.html" target="_blank">removed</a>.</p>
<p>The memo, dated March 26 but just reported today by <a href="//thehill.com/homenews/administration/546535-doj-tells-agencies-that-gay-and-transgender-students-are-protected-by" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Hill</a> and <a href="//lawandcrime.com/high-profile/doj-relies-on-gorsuchs-bostock-opinion-in-telling-federal-agencies-title-ix-anti-discrimination-protections-apply-to-gay-and-transgender-students/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Law & Crime</a>, was authored by the same attorney who <a href="//law.stanford.edu/2020/06/18/arguing-at-the-court-pam-karlan-discusses-zarda-and-the-lgbtq-win-for-employment-rights/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">argued</a> part of a major LGBTQ case before the U.S. Supreme Court, <a href="//www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2020/06/supreme-court-rules-discrimination-against-lgbtq-people-is-illegal/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">and won</a>. That case paved the way for this new memo.</p><p>Pamela Karlan in 2019 argued in <a href="//www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/?s=Bostock" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">the landmark <em>Bostock</em> case</a>, telling the Court in no uncertain terms: "When a employer fires a male employee for dating men but does not fire female employees who date men, he violates Title VII. The employer has…discriminated against the man because he treats that man worse than women who want to do the same thing. And that discrimination is because of sex."</p><p>The Court ruled 6-3 that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is sex discrimination and therefore illegal.</p><p>"After considering the text of Title IX, Supreme Court caselaw, and developing jurisprudence in this area, the Division has determined that the best reading of Title IX's prohibition on discrimination 'on the basis of sex' is that it includes discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation," wrote Karlan, who now serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.</p><p>Karlan's memo, along with a broader <a href="//www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2021/01/bidens-lgbtq-executive-order-is-just-the-start-here-are-the-other-pro-equality-actions-the-administration-is-taking/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Biden executive order</a>, reverses a Trump executive order specifically stating that the <em>Bostock</em> ruling was to be narrowly applied only to employment.</p><p>Karlan is also the same attorney who testified during Trump's first impeachment, <a href="//www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2019/12/watch-constitutional-scholar-pamela-karlan-explains-why-trumps-actions-have-all-the-elements-of-bribery/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">explaining why his actions constitute bribery</a>.</p><p>As Slate's Joseph Michael Stern <a href="//twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1379140625942077443" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">notes</a>, "Pam Karlan is one of very few people to win a civil rights case at the Supreme Court then implement that decision as a federal civil rights official. That's gotta feel good."</p><p>For her, and for <a href="//williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/LGBT-Youth-US-Pop-Sep-2020.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">millions of LGBTQ students</a>.</p>