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Alabama GOP Advances Bill for Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation aimed at limiting companies’ ability to fire workers who say they can’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 for religious or medical reasons. The House Health Committee approved a revised version of a bill that would create a state form for workers to claim an exemption. An employee submitting the form couldn’t be…

Alabama Committee Backs Ban on Vaccine Requirements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are inching closer to approving a ban on so-called vaccine passports that require proof of coronavirus vaccination to access services from a business or state agency. The House Health Committee on Wednesday voted to send the bill to the House of Representatives for a vote. It has already cleared the Alabama Senate. The bill…

Alabama Legislative Advances Bill Outlawing Hormonal Treatments for Transgender Minors

A legislative committee has advanced a bill that would outlaw using hormonal treatments and puberty blockers to treat transgender minors. The House Health Committee on Tuesday approved the bill that would make it a felony to use puberty-blocking drugs, hormonal therapy and surgery to treat transgender minors. Republican Sen. Shay Shelnutt, the sponsor of the bill, argued minors are not…