Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has signed a bill into law reforming the state’s sex education standards, removing anti-LGBTQ language that previously required teachers to condemn homosexuality and portray it in a negative light. It removes the requirement that teachers must tell students that homosexuality is “not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public” and that “homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state” — a statement that hasn’t been true since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision.
Read the full article. The new law includes a mandate that parents be notified in advance about sex education lessons. Just last week Ivey signed an anti-trans sports bill into law.
Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill making Alabama the latest state to ban #transgender girls from playing on girls’ scholastic sports teams.#LGBTQhttps://t.co/ICUgdzxPJD
— David Crary (@CraryAP) April 24, 2021