Panel moves to strike anti-gay phrase in Alabama sex ed law

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday took the first step to strike anti-gay language from the state’s sex education law that says students should be taught that homosexuality is both socially unacceptable and illegal.

Although sex education is optional in Alabama’s public schools, a 1992 law sets requirements for programs. The 1992 law says programs should encourage abstinence and put “an emphasis, in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of this state.”

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Senate votes to take Alabama out of marriage business

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would do away with marriage licenses and the requirement for people to go through a wedding ceremony.

The bill comes as a few Alabama probate judges refuse to issue marriage licenses to anyone so they do not have to give them to gay couples.

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Biden rallies support for Jones against anti-gay Moore in Alabama Senate race

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Standing before cheering supporters in the deeply red state of Alabama Oct. 3, former Vice President Joe Biden urged Alabama voters to send Democrat Doug Jones to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.

Biden said while a win by Jones in the GOP stronghold would reverberate across the country, he said Alabama voters should elect Jones “for Alabama.”

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Alabama Senate moves to abolish marriage licenses

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate voted March 15 to do away with state-issued marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage.

Senators approved the bill 23-3, sending it to the Alabama House of Representatives. It would require couples to file a form — provided by the state — recording their marriage rather than have county probate offices issue licenses.

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