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An Alabama Chief Justice Will Face Trial For Telling State Judges Not To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will go to trial in September for violating judicial ethics by rejecting his motion to dismiss the charges. More »


Alabama Senate Decides To Abolish Marriage Licenses Rather Than Give Them To Gay Couples

You don’t get a marriage license! And you don’t get a marriage license! No one gets marriage licenses!! More »


Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Castration Bill For Sex Offenders Convicted Of Child Sexual Abuse

Alabama lawmaker Steve Hurst has devised a bill to permanently castrate punish those convicted of certain sex offenses against children.

The newly introduced bill named HB 365, would force these sex offenders to get surgically castrated before they can be released from prison.

The bill will be for sex offenders over… More »


Trump Thinks ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protester Who Was Attacked By His Supporters Deserved It

At a Donald Trump supporter rally in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, a black man started chanting Black Lives Matter in a video captured by CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond.

The reporter tweeted about the incident immediately:

A black protester at Trump's rally today in Alabama was shoved, tackled, punched & kicked: More »


Mean Federal Judge Won’t Let Alabama Defund Planned Parenthood

This will come as a huge disappointment to fans of teen pregnancy and STIs across the state. More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Alabama Develops Clever Way To Keep Black People From Voting

Alabama, a state with Voter ID laws, is closing drivers license offices in counties with over 75 percent black people. More »


Federal Judge Rules Again That Alabama’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

Hooray! More »


NY Removing Abortion Safeguards From Women’s Equality Act

So much for equality! More »


Alabama’s Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriage In The State

Alabama’s Supreme Court decided not to impede gay marriages in the state. [New York Times]
Slate has a guide on best practices when writing about Bruce Jenner and gender transition. [Slate]
A 61-year-old man has been cleared of privacy charges after taking an upskirt photo of a 13-year-old girl. [Daily Dot]
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Gay Alabama Legislator Threatens To “Out” Adulterous Anti-Gay Officials

Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd was totally psyched when a federal judge overturned her state’s outdated ban on gay marriage. She was less impressed, however, by the way some officials reacted to it.

Specifically, House Speaker Mike Hubbard said that it was “outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overturn… More »


Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment is… More »


Legalizing Gay Sex Makes Alabamans “Less Protected” From Sexual Assault, Claims Attorney General

This week, Alabama shook off a long overdue, ridiculous law criminalizing oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The anti-sodomy law was mostly used to criminalize homosexual behavior, even between consenting unmarried partners (I probably don’t need to tell you gay marriage is not legal in AL). An appeals court overturned the law, citing the… More »


Alabama Joins 21st Century, Overturns Ban On Oral & Anal Sex

Welcome to the 21st century, Alabama!

On Friday, an appeals court in the state overturned the anti-sodomy law, which criminalized consensual oral and anal sex between unmarried partners. The great state of AL punished “any act of sexual gratification between persons not married to each other involving the sex organs of one and… More »


Alabama Judge To Resentence Rapist Who Got Zero Prison Time

Following an outcry over some complete and utter bullllllshit, an Alabama judge will resentence a convicted rapist who got exactly zero prison time for his crimes. Austin Clem was found guilty by a jury of raping a teenaged girl, who was his neighbor, twice when she was 14 and again when she was 18.  Two… More »


Lube Leakage Causes Post Office Evacuation

A post office in Alabama was evacuated last week after a suspicious substance began leaking out of a package onto 12 to 15 other packages. After coming into contact with the liquid, two people were hospitalized as a precaution, CBS Atlanta reported. It caused a burning sensation on the skin and people were worried that… More »


Oh, Good: Alabama Restricts Abortion Rights Even More

Alabama’s governor signed legislation placing more restrictions on abortion providers, including requiring them to have admitting privileges at the local hospital. [Yahoo]
Michigan lawmaker House Rep. Tom McMillin, a Republican, said transgender protections “violate the privacy rights of women and children,” saying that bathrooms should have to post signs saying “woman and girls… More »


Alabama State Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin Says Abortions Remove A Woman’s Largest Organ & 5 Other Politicians Who Are Clueless About The Female Body

In shocking news to everyone, as a fetus you were your mother’s largest organ!  Or at least that’s what Alabama State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin (R) is now claiming.

The bill she introduced this week requires a series of demanding requirements of abortion clinics who perform this “big surgery.”  According to the Huffington Postthese… More »


Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

Alabama has advanced an Orwellian-named bill called the “Women’s Health & Safety Act” which seeks to heap more restrictions on abortion providers — for instance, regulating the architectural infrastructure of the buildings — in hopes it can close the state’s five remaining clinics. [Think Progress, Blog.Al.com]
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 75… More »


The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that’s why you should be very concerned about Alabama’s chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect fetuses from mothers who abuse drugs. Alabama’s law — and others like it — signify a wave of legislation aimed at granting fetuses more rightsMore »


Today’s Lady News: Alabama To Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks

Alabama’s state House and Senate have approved a bill to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, except in cases of risk of death or physical harm to the mother. [Reuters]
Nassau County in Long Island, New York, has offered $7 million to female police officers who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit because they… More »


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