Micajah Joel Jackson is one of nine Arizona residents charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.
The policy was put in place by former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery after a state law legalized gay marriage in 2015.
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The decision comes as a growing number of Americans find themselves struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
“He was not prosecuted, as some have complained, for standing up for the president," said Judge Amy Berman Jackson. "He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
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