Hanceville, AL eyeing transgender restroom ordinance Cullman Times • April 29, 2016 HANCEVILLE — The City Council here is considering passing a controversial ordinance approved in Oxford this week which would require individuals to use public restrooms based on their biological gender or face penalties. Read more here.
Supreme Court Voids Alabama Ruling Against Gay Adoption NBC News • March 7, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of an Alabama woman who sought legal custody after splitting up with her same-sex partner. The case required the court to interpret the Constitution’s dictate that every state must give “full faith and credit” to legal decisions reached
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says probate judges have duty to enforce same-sex marriage ban AL.com • January 6, 2016 Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order today saying that a ruling issued last March by the Alabama Supreme Court remains in effect and that probate judges “have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary” to Alabama’s law and constitutional amendment banning s
Freedom of Religion in Marriage Protection Act Set for Alabama Senate Committee Vote AL.com • May 12, 2015 An Alabama Senate committee will vote Wednesday on legislation that would give judges and clergy the right to refuse to perform a marriage ceremony for any couple. Read more here.
Alabama Bill Would Let Ministers Refuse Same-Sex Marriages ABC News • May 6, 2015 A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would allow probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard passionate testimony about the bill that the sponsor says came about after a brief period of l
Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Refuse Gay Couples Passes Alabama House Committee AL.com • April 22, 2015 A House Committee voted Wednesday for a bill that would allow private adoption agencies to turn away gay couples on religious grounds. The House State Government Committee approved the bill Wednesday on a 6-4 vote. Read more here.
Alabama Senate Slows Bill Targeting Same-Sex Marriage Montgomery Advertiser • April 17, 2015 The Alabama Senate Thursday moved a bill targeting same-sex marriage to a new committee, likely slowing down its progress in the upper chamber. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, sent the legislation — which would prevent marriage officiants from presiding over weddings they objec
Marriage Right-of-Refusal Bill Moves Forward in Alabama Senate The Anniston Star • April 16, 2015 MONTGOMERY — An Alabama Senate subcommittee gave its approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow judges to refuse to perform wedding ceremonies. Opponents of the bill say it’s a reaction to recent court rulings allowing same-sex marriage — and that it could put interfaith couples, inter
Legislative Leaders Bypass Crazy Religious Freedom Pandering and Do Something Real in Senate AL.com • April 8, 2015 Alabama House Speaker Hubbard told reporters that the Alabama Legislature has more important issues to concern itself with than dealing with a religious freedom law. Marsh also said he did not think the Senate would pass such a bill. Good for Hubbard and Marsh. Alabama already has a constitutional a
Alabama Bill Would Allow Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Not to Place Children with Same-Sex Couples AL.com • March 24, 2015 Alabama would allow adoption agencies — including those with state contracts — to refuse to place children with same-sex couples on religious grounds, under a bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature. Read more here.