Alabama Gov Signs “Don’t Say Gay” And Anti-Trans Bills

The Birmingham News reports:

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed a pair of controversial anti-LGBT bills into law, a day after the state Legislature passed the legislation along party lines on the last day of the legislative session. Ivey signed SB184, which criminalizes gender-affirming surgeries for trans youth.

The governor also signed HB322, dubbed by opponents as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, because an amendment is modeled after Florida legislation banning the teaching of “divisive concepts” in schools. The bill also only allows people in schools to use the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificate.

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