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Alabama First Openly Gay Lawmaker to Lead LGBTQ

Alabama’s first openly gay lawmaker will head an LGBTQ coalition in Florida after her retirement this year. Democratic Rep. Patricia Todd from Birmingham has accepted a job as executive director of One Orlando Alliance, a coalition of LGBTQ organizations formed after the 2016 PULSE gay nightclub shooting. Todd said “only an experience like this would take me away from Alabama.”…

Gov. Ivey Signs Religious Adoption Bill

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of their religious beliefs. The legislation prohibits Alabama from refusing to license faith-based adoption groups that refuse placements because of their religious beliefs. Ivey said Wednesday that she signed the bill because it protects the “ability of…

Lawmakers Pass Bill Affecting Faith-Based Adoption Organizations

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households because of their religious beliefs. The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 87-6 to go along with a Senate change to the bill. The legislation goes to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature. The legislation…