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Alabama Legislature approves anti-DEI bill

The bill, SB129, specifically targets higher institutions of learning to prohibit DEI programs on campuses.

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A bill seeking to restrict diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Alabama passed the state Legislature Tuesday and moves to Gov.Kay Ivey’s desk to sign into law.

The bill, SB129, specifically targets higher institutions of learning to prohibit DEI programs on campuses, the teaching of “divisive concepts” as defined in the bill and includes a provision to force transgender people to use the bathroom that does not align with their gender identity.

The bill passed along party lines as the Republican supermajority continues pushing through legislation they have deemed top priority. 

Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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