Sen. Whatley proposes changes to sex ed law to remove dated anti-LGBT language

February 12, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A state senator is proposing changes to Alabama’s sex education law that would remove dated, blatantly anti-LGBT language and make other portions of the code more scientifically accurate.

Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, is sponsoring the bill, which would remove discriminatory language from state law directing educators to teach that homosexuality is a criminal offense and an unacceptable lifestyle.

SB269, which is waiting for a hearing in the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee, would update the law that provides details on how educators should teach K-12 sex education courses.

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HB56 Moves out of Senate Committee

May 14, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, May 13, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee voted to give a favorable report to HB 56, which protects judges from being forced to participate in any marriage ceremony which violates their conscious. HB56 is sponsored by State Representative Jim Hill (R-Odenville). Hill is a longtime St. Clair County judge.

The pro-traditional marriage group, Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, said in a statement: “In light of the Supreme Court ruling expected in June and the recent events in Alabama, organizers believe that there is no better time or place for believers to be a united voice in support of marriage and affirm God’s Word as preeminent.”
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