State still behind in LGBT protection as lawmakers return to Montgomery, LGBT group says

January 11, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

As lawmakers make their way back to Montgomery for the Legislative Session this year, a branch of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization says Alabama is still far behind in its protections for LGBT people.

The State Equality Index, an annual comprehensive report released by the Human Rights Campaign rating each state’s laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, recently placed Alabama in the “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” category — the lowest category on the scorecard.

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LaPoint warns of dangers of medical kidnapping

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, investigative journalist Terri LaPoint spoke to the Alabama Federation of Republican Women at their biannual convention in Prattville, Alabama.  LaPoint spoke about about abusive practices of government child protective services.

LaPoint said that bank robbers have more rights than a parent under investigation by state child protection services.  They are the Department of Human Resources (DHR) in Alabama.

LaPoint said, “If you are a parent you can lose your child without any real evidence, without any due process.”  Many parents have been told, “The Constitution does not apply to family court.” “The first couple of times I heard that I disregarded it,” but other parents kept saying that they were told that.

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Daycare bill fails to make it past Senate floor despite last minute push

May 20, 2017

By Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A bill that would have regulated non-licensed daycare facilities failed to get past the Senate floor despite the resolve of supporters Friday morning.

The bill would have brought daycare centers that received government subsidize around Alabama under the regulating power of the Department of Human Resources. Under existing law, there is no regulatory authority over these unlicensed daycare centers.

The bill initially faced opposition from those who said the bill would infringe upon religious liberty because some of these daycare centers are located in churches and non-profit religious schools.

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