alabama

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!!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 16, 2016 - 4:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | March 6, 2016 - 4:30 pm

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.

Katrin Higher | November 22, 2015 - 11:00 am

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.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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.

Robyn Pennacchia | October 1, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 9, 2015 - 5:04 pm

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 Patricia Todd was totally psyched when a federal judge overturned her state’s outdated ban on gay marriage.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…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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…

Mary Odell | July 16, 2013 - 9:40 am

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2013 - 6:40 pm

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.

Sarah Gray | February 20, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | May 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: An Apology For Gang Rape, 65 Years Too Late

Sixty-five years too late, Recy Taylor, 91, has received an apology from her hometown and the state of Alabama, which refused to prosecute the seven white men who abducted and…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2011 - 6:40 pm
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