Last Thursday marked the 24th day of the 2019 legislative session, and the last two weeks have been filled with no shortage of fights for the civil liberties of Alabamians.
Last week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation banning nearly all abortions.
For years, the Alabama legislature has been passing laws that push abortion out of reach. Now politicians have finally shown their true colors and are trying to ban abortion outright.
As enshrined in the First Amendment, religious freedom includes two complementary protections: the right to religious belief and expression and a guarantee that the government neither prefers religion over non-religion nor favors particular faiths over others.
Nigel Shelby, a 15 year old student at Huntsville High School, committed suicide last Friday as a result of anti-LGBTQ bullying. While some may say Nigel “took his own life,” I disagree with that description. We should have done more to save it.
Today is the 12th day of the 2019 legislative season and the session is in full swing. Last week, HB314, passed the House health committee with a favorable report and it now heads to the House floor for debate.