Entry #11522: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alabama

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RegionAlabama
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Date1975
End DateJul 1, 2022
DescriptionAL HB385 (2021), signed by Governor Kay Ivey in April of 2021, amended Section 16-40A-2, Code of Alabama 1975 to strike an emphasis in the state's public sex education that "in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state." In 2003 the US Supreme Court under LAWRENCE V. TEXAS made unconstitutional state anti-sodomy laws. Regardless, teachers in Alabama still had to emphasize that homosexuality was illegal.
Sourceshttps://legiscan.com/AL/bill/HB385/2021 https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-102.ZO.html https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/04/alabama-governor-signs-bill-to-remove-anti-gay-language-from-sex-education-curriculum/


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NoteAL HB385 (2021), signed by Governor Kay Ivey in April of 2021, amended Section 16-40A-2, Code of Alabama 1975 to strike an emphasis in the state's public sex education that "in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state." In 2013 the US Supreme Court under LAWRENCE V. TEXAS made unconstitutional state anti-sodomy laws. Teachers in Alabama regardless still had to emphasize that homosexuality was illegal.AL HB385 (2021), signed by Governor Kay Ivey in April of 2021, amended Section 16-40A-2, Code of Alabama 1975 to strike an emphasis in the state's public sex education that "in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state." In 2003 the US Supreme Court under LAWRENCE V. TEXAS made unconstitutional state anti-sodomy laws. Regardless, teachers in Alabama still had to emphasize that homosexuality was illegal.

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